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National Bal Swachhta Mission-2014

Launched: 14 November 2014

Main Objective: To provide hygienic and clean environment, food, drinking water, toilets, schools and other surroundings to the children.

The Bal Swachhta Mission is a part of the nationwide sanitation initiative of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ launched by the Prime Minister on 2nd October, 2014.



National Bal Swachhta Mission launched by Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smt. Maneka Gandhi in Delhi. It was launched on 125th birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru with an aim to support the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign).

Aim of Bal Swachhta Mission is to clean Anganwadis, Clean Surroundings like Playgrounds, Clean Self (Personal Hygiene/Child Health), Clean Food, Clean Drinking Water, and Clean Toilets. Under this scheme, the aim is to provide healthy and hygienic environment to school going children.

Under this scheme, the awareness can build towards school going children to maintain cleanliness at home, school, public places. The awareness can create among children’s with the help of informal ways like poems, storytelling, small games, and conversation with children’s.


Benefit of National Bal Swachhta Mission

1. Clean Anganwadis

2. Clean Surroundings like Playgrounds

3. Clean Self (Personal Hygiene/Child Health)

4. Clean Food

5. Clean Drinking Water

6. Clean Toilets


Objectives of National Bal Swachhta Mission

1. The floor of AWC building should be cemented, tiled, or laid in stone.

2. Premise of AWC should be adequately lighted and ventilated.

3. Cracks, rough surfaces, open joints etc. must be repaired as soon as possible and inspected regularly.

4. AWCs garbage should be collected in a covered garbage bin and disposed into a compost pit.

5. Periodic disposal of the refuse/waste should be made compulsory and the garbage bin should be emptied and washed daily with a disinfectant and dried before next use.

6. Take bath everyday and wash & change clothes daily.

7. Ensure that hands are washed with soap after defecation, before eating, after cleaning baby’s face, before treating an open wound, after handling garbage & wastes etc. Keep our finger nails well trim

8. All utensils used for preparing & serving food should be washed with water using suitable detergent.

9. Cereals like wheat and rice should be stored in airtight gunny bags or containers.

10. Water used for washing food products should be such that it does not contaminate them.

11. Water storage tanks/buckets should be cleaned periodically.

12. Safe drinking water should be available and kept in containers. Containers with taps may be used.

13. Toilet should be cleaned every morning and after the children leave and must be kept tidy at all times.

14. Soap and water should be placed at convenient place near toilet.

15. Implementation of National Bal Swachhta Mission

16. Scheme is implemented for government schools in India

17. Anganwadis all over India

18. In state, district, blocks and Gram- Panchayat level