What is the "League"
The ‘Indian Swachhata League’ is India's first inter-city competition led by youth towards building Garbage Free Cities under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0. In 2022, more than 5,00,000+ young students, citizen volunteers, youth leaders, and celebrity icons across the country joined the maiden edition of ISL and contributed towards making their city clean and garbage free on Seva Diwas, 17th September 2022.
More than 1,800+ city teams displayed their passion for swachhata by undertaking various creative and unique initiatives. Cities teams organized cycle rallies and beach clean-ups with youth and spread the message of source segregation in the most unique manner. Lakhs of youth also advocated for clean and garbage free hills and undertook mass plogging and clean up drives across hill stations.
To celebrate nine years of Swachh Bharat Mission and two years of SBM-U 2.0, the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ fortnight will commence from 15th September – 2nd October. The fortnight will begin with the second edition of Indian Swachhata League on 17th September 2023, Seva Divas.
As part of ISL 2.0, more than 4,000+ city teams will rally for garbage free beaches, hills, and tourist places as part of the nation’s largest youth-led cleanliness campaign.
Once ISL 2.0 is completed, every city team will submit an official entry regarding their activities, along with photos and videos. City teams will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Scale of youth engagement through volunteer registration on MyGov
- Innovativeness of the activities
- Impact of the activities
After evaluation, the best city teams across the country will be declared as ISL Champions. Team Captains and other representatives of the winning teams will be invited to a national event in October 2023.
Points to note
Registration Start date: 13th Sept 2023.
Please remember to carefully note down all location, time, and contact information provided for your city while filling out the form.
And don’t forget…
Official hashtags are #IndianSwachhataLeague and #YouthVsGarbage.
Tag @SwachhBharatGov and @MoHUA_India on the 17th of Sept as you rally to make your city's beaches, hills, and tourist places garbage free.
The most unique citizen initiatives and posts will feature on the National Mission page!