Swachh Bharat Mission Academy UPSC

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Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Swachh Bharat Mission Academy

      WHY IN NEWS:

The IVR based free mobile online learning course on ODF Plus will be crucial in achieving goals underlined in Phase 2 of SBM(G)

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Union Minister for Jal Shakti launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy at an event here today as part of the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaignGandagiMukt Bharat’.



  • Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) has transformed rural India by manifesting into a Jan Andolan for sanitation – unlike any other the world has ever seen.
  • This led to the historic achievement of Open Defecation Free (ODF) declaration by all villages, districts and states on 2nd October, 2019 thus making rural India ODF.

Swachh Bharat Mission Academy

Phase II of the SBM (G) was launched early this year, which focuses on ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM).

  • SBM Academy, its functionalities and key roles envisioned under Phase 2 of SBM(G).


  • This IVR based free mobile online learning course on ODF Plus will be crucial in achieving goals underlined in Phase 2 of SBM(G).

You can reach SBM Academy by dialling the designated IVR toll-free number and listening to the welcome message of the SBM academy.

  • It is launched for sustaining the behaviour change and promoting the capacity building of the key stakeholders i.e. Swachhagrahis and other field functionaries.


The users are expected to dial in to a toll free number (18001800404) and complete listening to the entire content in their mobile phones.

  • This will be standardized content over basic mobile phone.
  • This will also improve the knowledge and interpersonal communication skills.

The IVR based training course contains a 60 minutes module spanning various topics under ODF-S as well as SLWM.

  • The SBM Academy course has four chapters, each with four audio lessons and a multiple-choice quiz at the end of the chapter.
  • To be considered successful, the user must answer at least 50% of the questions correctly.
  • As of now the content of SBM Academy is in Hindi.


  • SBM Academy, with its mobile based technology will significantly boost the capacity building efforts in training of Swachhagrahis.
  • This will also benefit  PRIs members, community-based organizations, NGOs, SHGs and others who are associated with phase 2 of SBM(G).

The phone-based academy will provide this free of charge, access to on-demand, anytime, anywhere training course with high quality.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The program will also work towards ensuring that no one is left behind and everyone uses a toilet.
  • Ministry urged them to encourage people to fully utilize this free learning course.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Swachh Bharat Mission Academy


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