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Swachh Bharat bonds to support Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The sub-group of chief ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan which is headed by Chandrababu Naidu, submitted its report to PM stating the ways to generate funds for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
Recommends made by sub-group are:-

  • Swachh Bharat bonds to fund Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan project
  • Swachh Bharat cess to be levied on petrol, diesel, telecom services and also on accumulated waste produced by plants generating mineral waste like coal, aluminum, and iron ore
  • To decrease subsidy on chemical fertilizer which will in turn increases waste management activities
  • Provision of tax exemptions to private sector for providing assistance for construction of toilets and other activities under taken for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan project
  • Formation of a team of students called as ‘Swachhta Senani’ in schools and colleges have been proposed to bring behavioral changes in the community
  • Rating gram panchaytas, municipalities, blocks, districts and states each year to promote competition

Source: Economic Times

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