Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar is a happy man now
Over 80,000 villages across the country have achieved the target of constructing 100 per cent toilets while 21 districts have now become open defecation free, the government said today.
“I am happy to share that with the work done by the state government, civic bodies and the Centre, 21 districts have become Open Defecation Free”, said union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. “Work of constructing 100 per cent toilet in 80,282 villages has been completed. This has happened in some 287 development blocks”, he said, addressing students from seven countries at an event organised by Sulabh School Sanitation Club.
Tomar also urged students to ensure 100 per cent sanitation by 2019, a dream programme of PM Modi. He said under the Swachch Bharat Mission, the Prime Minister has asked to identify 100 iconic places in the country and have exemplary sanitation levels there. Accordingly, the government has identified such places where sanitation should be ideal. These include Kamakhya temple in assam, Golden temple in Amritsar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, the shrines of Vaishno Devi and Tirupati Balaji and Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan.
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