Mumbai-headquartered Mahindra Group is one of India’s leading multinational conglomerate. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) chief of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd shares the group’s vision of contributing to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with ‘India Investment Journal’.

In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to the nation exhorting all schools to have toilets exclusive for girls by 15th August 2015, the Mahindra Group pledged its support for the Clean India Campaign through the ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya’ (SBSV) programme and earmarked Rs 23 crores [$3.5mn] for building toilets and Rs 6 crores [$1mn] for maintenance and awareness creation.

Government estimates show that the Swachh Bharat Mission involves an expenditure of about $10 billion over five years. But a detailed study conducted by the Centre for Policy Research, shows that this stimulus could be much larger – up to $135 billion over the next five to 10 years.