SBM saves lives
3 lakh diarrheal deaths have been avoided between the launch of the SBM(G) in 2014 and the achievement of an ODF India in 2019
- World Health Organization, 2018
SBM earns money for the family
A household in an ODF village in India saves INR 50,000 every year on an average on account of health costs avoided
- UNICEF, 2017
SBM saves the environment
ODF villages are 12.70 times less likely to have their groundwater contaminated traceable to humans
- UNICEF, 2019
The Government of India allocated a sanitation budget in excess of $20 billion from 2014 to 2019, one of the largest government sanitation budgets in the world.
To ensure mainstreaming of sanitation in all sectors, the Swachh Bharat Mission built several strategic partnerships – Union Ministries, Development Partners, Media, Prominent Influencers, etc.
The Swachh Bharat Mission has transformed from a government programme to a national movement – a true jan andolan.