Swachh Swasth Sarvatra

It is an inter-ministerial joint initiative between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


It leverages achievements of two complementary programmes – Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and Kayakalp – of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health and Family & Welfare, respectively.

The three key components of Swachh Swasth Sarvatra are:

  1. Community Health Centres (CHCs) in ODF blocks supported to achieve Kayakalp certification
  2. Gram Panchayat of Kayakalp Primary Health Centres (PHCs) prioritized to become ODF
  3. Training in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) of CHC/PHC nominees


    It is a much needed programme to achieve open defecation free India by 2019