Swachh Bharat Mission: SACOSAN VI Side Session
The SACOSAN VI was held in Dhaka from 11 through 14 January 2016. The side session on Swachh Bharat Mission was convened jointly by The Government of India, The CLTS Foundation and The World Bank . The Panel was introduced by Sri Nipun Vinayak. Dr Kamal Kar moderated the session while Additional Secretary, Sri Saraswati Prasad chaired the same. Initial remarks by Dr Kamal Kar were made to set he tone for further discussion who moderated the entire session in an interactive manner. Very interestingly, Dr Kar remarked, that the South Asian Region has done well in the recent decade except for a somewhat sluggish progress of India despite the importance that is being given to sanitation in the country. Despite the struggle of the past decade and a half and the amount of money generated and allocated for the purpose, the progress has been remarkably slow as compared to the rest of the region. However, there are certain examples that need to be learnt from and emulated from the different states of the vast country, he opined. There are shining examples of brilliant champions who have led their districts into ODF zones, he said and the session saw these CLTS champions from different states of India, share their experience and journey toward attaining the status.
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