New Delhi, Oct 2: If you are a litter-bug then beware, because if you are caught littering the streets in the Capital , then you could be fined up to Rs. 5,000. With the onset of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, from now the government will also tighten its noose around the violators who contribute in making the untidy and dirty.
The mission which is going to continue for the coming five years will not only make a cleaner India but will also punish the violators.
The NDMC and various other bodies have come together to keep a check on things and punish the violators.
On the occasion of birth anniversary of Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded the broom, and launched India's biggest-ever cleanliness drive. This abhiyan which is inspired by patriotism is expected to cost over Rs 62,000 crore and will cover 4,041 statutory towns.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dumped the garbage into a bin during the launch of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in Valmiki Basti in New Delhi and millions of schoolchildren, officials and other people also joined the countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.
In his address at the Rajpath from where he kicked off the campaign, Modi said, "All the governments in this country have made one or the other effort to do this work. Several political, social and cultural organizations have made efforts in this direction. I greet all those, who have worked."
Modi also said that it is not a responsibility only of safai karamcharis or the government but of all the 125 crore Indians who should come together and help in making India clean.