Invite to Public Lecture on Swacch Bharat Mission


Toxics Link and India International Centre invite all citizens to a panel discussion on Swacch Bharat Mission. The Indian government launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October 2014 with Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Clean India in an endeavor to transform India into a totally sanitized and a healthy country. Some of the significant objectives of the Mission are elimination of open defecation, scientific processing/ disposal/ reuse/ recycle of Municipal Solid Waste, bring about a behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices, among others.

The Mission will be implemented over a period of five years and will extend assistance to all the statutory towns/cities as per 2011 census. It has been divided into two sub categories – gramin (rural) and urban. Almost five months have passed since the Mission was formally launched with extreme euphoria, with all the government departments taking pledges and making plans for cleanliness. Amidst this euphoria, this public lecture will try to provide deeper understanding among the audience about the Mission’s objectives, implementation issues and challenges, and implications on environment.

Date: 2nd March 2015
Time: 6:30 pm onwards
Venue: Conference Room I, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

The various aspects of the SBM will be deliberated during the Public Lecture by the below mentioned panel of eminent speakers:

Dr. Nirod B. Mazumdar
Waste Management Expert

Manoj Mishra
Executive Director, PEACE Institute Charitable Trust; Head & Convenor-Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan

Moderated by:
Ravi Agarwal, (Director, Toxics Link)

For further information and the RSVP, please contact:

Samir Prasad
Ph: +91-11-24320711

Image by BVBCET Media via Flickr over Creative Commons.

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