With the 3rd anniversary of Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan approaching near, BJP government is apprehensive of the mission results. It’s almost 3 years since the launch of SBA, but the mission seems to be unaccomplished. Every time PM returns from the foreign tour he complaints about the strong foul smell in the Indian air. Recently after returning from Japan, PM has ordered Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to find out the reason for the foul smell.
Yesterday, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has submitted the detailed investigation report to the PM stating the main reason for the foul smell to be OPEN DEFECATION. It was identified that large chunk of Indian population still prefers open defecation and also takes pleasure in doing so. In spite of newly installed bio-toilets (under Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan ) in their locality they enjoy the process of open defecation in the fresh morning air. People even came out saying “Khule me jo maza hai who ander kahan”. It was also mentioned in the report that if these people are forced to use in house latrines they may suffer from acute constipation which can cause a major health hazard.
After detailed analysis of the report, PM in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ said that it is more of an attitude problem and needs to be addressed strictly. He said that government will soon be collecting the stool samples from every household in the country and will be linking the fecal DNA with their respective Aadhar Cards. At the same time PM has ordered the state administration to form Swaccha Bharat patrolling teams that will be collecting the open fecal samples from roads and grounds every morning & sending it to the labs for Aadhar No identification. The defaulters (those doing open defecation every day) will be taken to the nearest government hospital for some kind of hole stitching surgery free of cost (on which PM avoided to comment now).