Swachh Bharath Mission was launched by the Ministry of Urban development on 02.10.2014 for a period of five years. The objectives of the Swachh Bharath Mission are:

  • Elimination of open defecation,
  • Eradication of Manual scavenging
  • Modern & scientific Municipal solid waste management,
  • To effect behavioral change regarding healthy sanitation practices,
  • Generate awareness about sanitation and its linkage with public health
  • Capacity augmentation for urban local Bodies and to create enabling environment for private sector participation in capital expenditure and operational expenditure (Capex &Opex).

 The Government of Tamil Nadu is implementing Swachh Bharat Mission with components such as construction of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL), Community Toilet (CT), Solid Waste Management (SWM), Information Education & Communication (IEC) activities, Capacity Building, Administrative and Office Expenditure (A & OE). In this regard, a State Level High Powered Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary to Government, MA&WS department to sanction and monitor the implementation of the projects with the following funding pattern.

Component Funding Pattern
GOI Share State Share
IHHL Rs.4000/Number Rs. 2000/Number
CT Rs.39200/seat Rs. 34300/seat
SWM 35% 55%
IEC 75% 25%
CB and A&OE 75% 25%

Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL)

 With a vision to eradicate the open defecation, construction of Individual house hold toilets has been the main component of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 5,05,282 IHHLs had been completed.

Community Toilets


Community Toilets are constructed for providing sanitation to the households without land for the construction of IHHL. 21894 seats had been completed.

Solid Waste Management

So far 6438 works have been sanctioned under solid waste management component in 664 ULBs viz; 15 Corporations, 121 Municipalities 528 Town Panchayats at a total estimated cost of2185 Crore.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities

In order to inculcate and sustain activities related to curbing of open defecation practices, promoting source segregation and encouraging home composting, advocating clean and healthy sanitation practices, 2846 animators, 230 Supervisors and 11 Coordinators have been engaged in all ULBs initially for a period of 3 years and extended further.