Now a course for Swacchta mission | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre will launch an IVR based free training course on ODF Plus today as the government focuses on sustaining the change achieved after providing universal access to toilets.
To undertake the SBM Academy course, one doesn’t even need a smartphone and it won’t cost anything to him/ her. All one needs to do is dial the course number 18001800404 from anywhere in the country.
The course has been designed for Swachhagrahis (Swacch Bharat volunteers) , Panchayati Raj Institutions, community-based organizations, NGOs, self help groups and others who are associated with the second phase of the mission. It has four chapters, each with four audio lessons and a multiple-choice quiz at the end of the chapter.
“To be considered successful, the user must answer at least 50% of the questions correctly. The content of SBM Academy is in Hindi and delivered by Azaad Sir, a fictional character created for the purpose,” said a source.
Union Jal Shakti minister,Gajendra Singh Sekhawat, who will launch the initiative, told reporters that the drive against filth and garbage will continue under the ODF Plus initiative. This will include building more toilets as more new houses are built in rural areas and also take the programme ahead.
Shekhawat accompanied a group of reporters during a tour to Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra, which was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.

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