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The media has been full of pictures of various dignitaries wielding brooms and demonstrating their alignment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan or Clean India Programme. However, the programme doesn't seem to have made a visible impact on the cleanliness of the country. For this initiative to succeed, I think we need to start cleaning our backyards (and toilets). I would like to describe a small attempt by our rural institute towards this effort.