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    New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian Air Force pilot did his bit for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India Mission by skydiving from a height of 15,000 feet.

    Wing Commander Gajanand Yadava jumped carrying a white flag with a message "a step towards sanitation” written over it.

    To address India’s sanitation and waste management challenges, Swachch Bharat Mission or “Clean India Mission was launched in India on 2 October, 2014.

    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi announced that India was “open defecation-free”, five years after the launch of the campaign.

    Prior to the launch of the campaign in 2014, over 500 million Indians reportedly used to defecate in the open. That number had fallen to just 50 million by March. 


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