Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) guidelines

The main objectives of the NBA are as: Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas; Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Nirmal Bharat by 2022 with all gram Panchayats in the country attaining Nirmal status; Motivate communities and Panchayati Raj Institutions promoting sustainable sanitation facilities through awareness creation and health education; To cover the remaining schools not covered under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Anganwadi Centres in the rural areas with proper sanitation facilities and undertake proactive promotion of hygiene education and sanitary habits among students; Encourage cost effective and appropriate technologies for ecologically safe and sustainable sanitation; and Develop community managed environmental sanitation systems focusing on solid & liquid waste management for overall cleanliness in the rural areas.

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