The full form of NGO is Non Government Organisation. It works for the welfare of the people and out of the control of the government. They are registered with the government and do all kinds of welfare works such as providing houses to the widows, teaching the orphans, women safety, water conservation, raise campaigns to fight with diseases like AIDS, Cancer, and malnutrition. These institutions also work for the well being of tribal people and poor.

After the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Modi government their role in cleanliness mission cannot be ignored. Many NGOs have contributed a lot to make the country neat and clean. They are also making efforts to keep the environment sustainable to healthy life and try their best to eradicate the problem of pollution from the country. There are about 33 lakh NGOs working in India actively.

Their role in many aspects of life is not unknown. They took active participation at the time of natural disasters and other calamities. They worked for the people and working for the well being of the countrymen. Their contribution on health sector is appreciable and they are indulged themselves to eradicate many fatal diseases of children and adults. Now their role in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is mentioned here under:

Contribution of NGOs in Swachh Bharat Mission

  • Various non government organisations can ensure the participation of the people in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and can put pressure on the urban local bodies to act accordingly.
  • They can make regular visits to schools to teach the children the basic importance of cleanliness in their life.
  • By door to door campaign, the members of NGOs can convey the message of the government on cleanliness in very simple and can convince the people to keep their surrounding clean that will increase the health condition of the people.
  • NGOs can play a vital role to emphasize on the importance of Swachh Bharat Mission to housewives, shopkeepers and small business enterprises.
  • The members of NGOs can visit places in rural India to teach the people the importance of cleanliness in their life and the harms of defecation in open areas.
  • They can financially help the villagers to build toilets and can participate actively to complete the task.
  • They can adopt areas that are prone to cleanliness and can bear the responsibility of keeping them neat and clean.
  • NGOs can monitor the cleaning task of the municipalities closely and can sent letter of complain to higher authorities if the work is not done promptly.
  • The group members can visit different places to educate the people about the proper sanitation and garbage disposal methods.
  • NGOs can take action and can monitor the task of waste management system.
  • They are allowed for funding of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and other activities related to it.
  • They can build toilets by their own funding in rural and tribal areas.
  • NGOs should understand their role in building and maintaining public toilets so that the people travelling on roads may not face problem of pissing and defecating if needed.
  • They can arrange various seminars to deliver the message of cleanliness among the people.


  • They can also facilitate workshops to train the people for reusing and recycling of non- biodegradable wastes.
  • They can conduct experiments and researches on scientific disposal of waste, improved toilets and composting process with help of earth-worms.
  • They are able to collect the charity made by the people and spending it on the cleanliness programme.
  • They can guide the small scale units to segregate their garbage into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste and ensure their disposal in proper way.
  • They can help the societies for setting up units for Rain Water Harvesting and can suggest the methods of decomposing wet waste.
  • They have to play a pivotal role in the area of personal hygiene, optimum use of fresh water, and basic sanitation.
  • The NGOs can make people aware about the cleanliness by various means such as playing skits, raising posters, general meetings, award functions etc.
  • NGOs are able to raise their voice against the use of plastic and can make aware the people about the harmful effects of using plastic materials that threat the life of the flora and fauna of the country as well as the marine life.

NGOS can play a crucial role in controlling the pollution in India. Their dedication to work is not hidden. At lot of occasion when we need their help and support they came forward and tried to solve the problem. As they have no interference of government therefore they work independently without any hindrance and solve the problem as soon as possible, by their own means.

Since they are dedicated for the human wellness and welfare without making profit hence their work is appreciable. Their contribution on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is felt in many difficult areas and their trust is increasing among the people.