The 2017 Swachh Suvekshan has been launched by which union ministry?
[A]Ministry of Power
[B]Ministry of Rural Development
[C]Ministry of Urban Development
[D]Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Ministry of Urban Development
The Union Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu has recently launched Swachh Suvekshan-2017 project in New Delhi to assess and rank 500 cities based on levels of sanitation and efforts made by respective urban local bodies. It also aims to capture progress towards achieving Open Defecation Free status. Therefore, to promote people’s participation , the ministry has launched Swachhata Helpline ‘1969’ and Swachhata App. With this, citizens can seek information about the ways of participating in the cleanliness mission and can also enquire about the status of their applications for construction of toilets. Apart from this, ministry has also launched ‘Asli Tarakki’ campaign to highlight the need for construction of toilets and using them.