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First meeting of Chief Ministers Sub-Group on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan at NITI Aayog
May 05, 2015

The first meeting of the sub-group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was held recently at NITI Aayog. The sub-sroup was constituted as per decision taken at the first meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog chaired by the Prime Minister on 8 February. The sub-group consists of Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Sikkim, West Bengal, and Uttarakhand as Members.

  • The sub-sroup discussed the issue of the best technologies and best practices available in the country and abroad for Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.

  • A Working Group has been set up under the CEO, NITI Aayog with one member from each of the sub-group member-states.

  • The meeting decided to seek inputs from other states which are not the members of the sub-group regarding best practices and technologies followed by them.

  • The members discussed the issues of solid and liquid waste management and changing behavioural pattern.

  • It was also pointed out that Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan programs should be run in campaign mode which must be sustainable.

  • The Chief Minister’s sub-group on Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan was constituted on 9th March, 2015.

  • The sub-group will submit its report by the end of June, 2015. 

Terms of Reference of the Sub-Group

♦ Examining financial requirements for comprehensive implementation of the Abhiyaan and suggest measures for meeting the budgetary needs.

♦ It is also mandated to recommend robust institutional mechanisms for effective implementation.

♦ The sub-group will recommend measures for technological support for different components of the Abhiyaan including solid and liquid waste management in rural and urban areas.

♦ The sub-group has been asked to examine models for private sector participation in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and to suggest ways for substantial improvement in participation of the private sector and civil society organizations for effective implementation.


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