Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 September 2016 inaugurated the India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) in New Delhi. During his inaugural address at INDOSAN, PM Modi said that Swachhta Abhiyan is touching people’s lives. He added that a healthy competition is now developing among cities and towns, for promoting cleanliness. He also emphasized that cleanliness is not something to be achieved by budget allocations. Rather, it is something that should become a mass movement.
During the conference, Prime Minister Modi also gave away cleanliness awards to Sindhudurg District (Maharashtra), Mandi district (Himachal Pradesh), Pune, Chandigarh and Mysore Municipal Corporations, Gangtok city (Sikkim), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Surat railway station, PGIMER Chandigarh, heritage site Rani ki vav in Gujarat and Kendriya Vidyalaya FRI Dehradun.