Wing Commander Gajanand Yadava jumped carrying a white flag with a message "a step towards sanitation” written over it.
Difficult to beat that - Wing Commander Gajanand Yadava in a skydive jump with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan flag from a C-130J at 15,000 feet.— Manu Pubby (@manupubby) October 3, 2019
At Air Force Station Arjan Singh (Panagarh). pic.twitter.com/byL7obXPI5
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.