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PM calls for a 'Swachhagraha' against dirt

He thanked citizens for enabling Centre's initiative for cleanliness to spread its roots

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Publish Date: Sep 30 2016 2:24PM | Updated Date: Sep 30 2016 2:24PM

PM calls for a 'Swachhagraha' against dirt

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for 'Swachhagraha' or insistence on cleanliness, like Mahatma Gandhis 'Satyagraha'.

 
Addressing the India Sanitation Conference in the national capital, the PM thanked citizens for enabling Centre's initiative for cleanliness to spread its roots. 
 
"Only budget allocations cannot further cleanliness. Like... 'Satyagraha' that freed us from the British, today there is need for 'Swachhagraha' to make India free from filth," said Modi.
 
"The cleanliness movement has spread its root in a very short time. But to make it effective, people should develop a strong sense of cleanliness and an equal dislike for dirt," he said. 
 
Stressing on reuse and recycle, Modi said people needed to create wealth from waste.