Swachhta (Cleanliness) is everyone's business and Ministries /Departments of the Union Government can play a substantial role in facilitating it. Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi called upon all Ministries/Departments to bring Swachhta as an element in their schemes and activities so that each of them and the institutions, corporations and offices under them can contribute to achieve Swachh Bharat.

Acting on Prime Minister's this vision, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) being the nodal Ministry coordinated with all Ministries/Departments to finalize and collate their Swachhta Action Plans (SAP). In the financial year 2017-18, 76 Ministries/Departments have earmarked funds worth 5248 crore rupees for their swachhta plans. Each Ministry/Department has started implementing its SAP from 1st April 2017.

The object behind this portal http://swachhtaactionplan.com is to highlight the contribution and efforts proposed by 76 Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India. Progress in implementation of Swachhta Acton Plan can be tracked and monitored by MDWS, the Committee of Secretaries, Cabinet Secretary and the Prime Minister's Office. Presently the portal is being accessed by all 76 Ministries/Departments to upload their SAP with budget, activities, photographs, reports.

Swachhta Action Plan heralds a milestone in the functioning of the whole Government in terms of each Ministry taking up accountable and Budgeted Swachhta action plans in line with the Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision. The concept behind the SAP portal can be seen as adding a transparent, time-bound, dynamic and Inter- ministry dimension towards realizing a Swachh Bharat.