As result of the ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ program initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the students of Delhi University are going to evaluate the effect of the drive in New Delhi. They would look into the fact that how impactful has the campaign is in reality.
The students of Delhi University have to submit their report on the impact and other matters regarding the Swachh Bahart Abhiyan to the Ministry of Environment and Forests after the completion of five years of the programme. The DU team of researchers would be responsible for studying the impact and success rate of the campaign. They are expected to give away suggestions to the policy makers regarding the programme.
The project is scheduled to begin from the month of February in next year where the team of DU students would study the problem areas identified and how to solve them over the period of five years. The limiting factor of this research is that it would only limit itself to Delhi.
In an early study conducted by the Delhi University Anthropology department during 2004-2008, some 120 localities were surveyed and over 10,000 people in Delhi, Lucknow, Kohima and Guwahati got interviewed to study the ‘human civic behavior in public places’.
The Geography department of DU has also decided to conduct a research on sustainable development options that are available in and around Delhi so that they can forward their finding to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
The ‘Swaach Bharat Abhiyan’ was kick started by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, which he has planned to conclude in 2019 on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by cleaning every nook and corner of the nation.