Agreement on improper garbage disposal since Swachh Bharat Mission in India 2019

According to a survey conducted in 2019, about 88 percent of respondents observed specific waste such as plastic, hazardous or construction debris dumped with regular municipal waste. Designated disposal sites for construction and demolition waste was absent in their locality. However, a gradual improvement in the neighborhood was observed by 72 percent of respondents at the end of the fifth year of Swachh Bharat initiative. The Swachh Bharat Mission is a campaign in India that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, smaller towns, and rural areas.

Agreement on improper garbage disposal since Swachh Bharat Mission in India as of October 2019*

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents

9,141 respondents

Special properties

across more than 220 districts.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey question was: Do you frequently observe plastic, hazardous or construction and demolition waste dumped in your city along with garbage or at non-designated spots?

*The survey was conducted for the fifth time this year to see the improvement in the state of cleanliness in the country. It was stared in October 2014. Not all respondents answered the question.

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