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On 15 August 2014, in his maiden Independence Day address to the country, Narendra Modi became the first Prime Minister of India to take on the national shame of open defecation. Launched a few weeks later, on Gandhi Jayanti, the Swachh Bharat Mission has come a long way over the past five years. India is now close to declaring itself an Open Defecation Free nation on 2 October 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The Swachh Bharat Revolution looks at all that went into making this remarkable transformation happen, and how a nation of over a billion people led the largest people's movement in the world to make the impossible possible. This is a compendium of essays -- with names such as Arun Jaitley, Amitabh Kant, Ratan Tata, Sadhguru, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Tavleen Singh, Bill Gates and many more, along with a message from Prime Minister Modi himself -- that celebrates a historic national achievement.
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About the Author
PARAMESWARAN IYER is currently the Global Lead for Strategic Initiatives in the World Bank's Water Global Practice. Prior to this, he served as Secretary to the Government of India at the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (later, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the newly formed Ministry of Jal Shakti), from March 2016 until August 2020, and led the implementation of the flagship Swachh Bharat Mission. A former IAS officer, Iyer headed the innovative community-led Swajal Project in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the 1990s, has over twenty-five years of global experience in the water and sanitation sector and has worked in many countries, including Vietnam, China, Egypt and Lebanon. A fitness enthusiast, Iyer also served as road manager to his daughter and son on the pro tennis circuit during a two-year sabbatical from his professional career.