Clean India! Symbols, Policies and Tensions

@article{Jeffrey2015CleanIS,
  title={Clean India! Symbols, Policies and Tensions},
  author={Robin Jeffrey},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={807 - 819}
}
  • Robin Jeffrey
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Political Science
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
This essay assesses the Swachh Bharat! or Clean India! campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. The essay identifies the immense scope of the task—to create a ‘clean India’ by 2019—the pressures that make improved public sanitation urgent and the prime minister's experience in the state of Gujarat that may encourage him to believe that achievements are possible. The essay gauges the political risks and benefits for a prime minister noted for his media proficiency and keen sense of… 

‘Old habits die hard’:* discourses of urban filth in Swachh Bharat Mission and The Ugly Indian

ABSTRACT Popular framings of the contemporary urban Indian waste crisis focus on the crucial need for public behavior change. This article provides an exploratory study of the ideology and work of

‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’: The Restructuring of Power in Modi's India

This article examines the politics of development during the first year of the new Modi government. In particular, it explores the meaning of its guiding maxim, ‘Minimum Government, Maximum

Social Media as a Platform for Incessant Political Communication: A Case Study of Modi’s “Clean India” Campaign

The 2014 elections were dubbed the first “social media election” in India, when more than 56 million election-related tweets were posted during the campaign. Despite his landslide victory, Prime

‘Without cleanliness we can’t lead the life, no?’ Cleanliness practices, (in)accessible infrastructures, social (im)mobility and (un)sustainable consumption in Mysore, India

ABSTRACT As India, a country with a complex relationship with cleanliness, modernizes rapidly, urban infrastructures are increasing even faster than the growing population. This paper explores the

Research Fields and Scholarly Goats

Three factors guided my discovery of ‘fields’ of South Asian history in 1970. The first was the research going on into the modern history of the subcontinent’s regions, the sorts of studies

Delinquent Borderlands: Disorder and Exception in the Eastern Himalaya

ABSTRACT In Sikkim, India’s model development state, the government implements wide-ranging control over its territory through laws, regulations, and coercion. As a border town neighboring West

Testing the Influence of Purity-Based Interventions on Pro-environmental Behavior

Environmental issues are often discussed in purity-related terms. For instance, pollution, contamination, toxicity, and degradation are all concepts that can evoke notions of (im)purity in an

Housewives and maids: The labor of household recycling in urban India

Sorting waste at-source (or household recycling) helps optimize the efficiency of waste management systems and safeguard the health of waste handlers. Recently, segregation of waste has become an

‘Plastic Pollution’ and Plastics as Pollution in Mumbai, India

In the last decade, plastic pollution has emerged as a major global issue in public discourse. Nonetheless, there is little consensus on which aspects of plastics constitute the problem. In India, ...

References

SHOWING 1-5 OF 5 REFERENCES

Ministry of Urban Development, National Urban Sanitation Policy, Rank of Cities on Sanitation

  • 2015

Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Census of India

    India's New Rulers

    • Hinduism Today

    The Economist reported a recent example: Surat's three hundred textile factories were likely to be the first in India to trade emission certificates

    • The Economist

    Election Manifesto

    • BJP
    • 2014