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:
- Community Health Centres (CHCs) in ODF blocks supported to achieve Kayakalp certification
- Gram Panchayat of Kayakalp Primary Health Centres (PHCs) prioritized to become ODF
- 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