While speaking at the #SwachhIndia Cleanathon, Raghubar Das, Jharkhand Chief Minister stated that the reason why Jharkhand has done well in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is because of how conscious people have become towards sanitation. The #SwachhataHiSeva campaign has played a big role in ensuring that people adopt safe sanitation. "Nine cities have featured in the top 150 clean cities under the Swachh Bharat rankings," said Mr Das. The chief Minister also highlighted that plastic has been totally banned in Jharkhand and people have instead started using cloth as an alternative. Also, the urban areas of Jharkhand has been declared open defecation free today on October 2, 2017.