PM Modi to get award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to receive an award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for one of his ambitious projects- Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (SBA). This award will be conferred to him during his visit to United States in late September 2019.
About Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by PM Modi in 2014, to improve the overall cleanliness in the country and eliminate open defecation nationwide in five years.
Its components include construction of household toilets, community and public toilets and solid waste management (SWM).
The mission has two thrusts-
(1) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (rural): It operates under Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
(2) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (urban): It operates under Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
About Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
It is a private foundation founded by Bill Gates and Melinda Gates.
It was launched in 2000 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
It is reported to be largest private foundation in world, holding $50.7 billion in assets.
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