A 2800 km marathon swim for Swachh Bharat

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  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member

    Specific objectives of Swachh Bharat

    • Elimination of open defecation
    • Conversion of unsanitary toilets to pour flush toilets (a type of pit latrine, usually connected to two pits)
    • Eradication of manual scavenging
    • 100% collection and processing/disposal/reuse/recycling of municipal solid waste
    • A behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices
    • Generation of awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with public health
    • Supporting urban local bodies in designing, executing and operating waste disposal systems
    • Facilitating private-sector participation in capital expenditure and operation and maintenance costs for sanitary facilities.

    The swimmers will be in trunks, goggles and caps and without body suits. Paramvir highlighted the challenges saying the waters are home to gharials, snakes, quicksand, rocks and swift currents, besides hyenas.

    suziedods[Deleted User]


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