Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel is doing all she can to lend support to her predecessor Narendra Modi's pet scheme 'Swachh Bharat'. Speaking to Vikram Chandra on 'Banega Swachh India' cleanathon, she said that Clean India is making good progress in Gujarat with corporate sector and NRIs coming forward to help building toilets.
At NDTV Cleanathon, Chief Ministers Campaign for a Swachh Bharat
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that Gujarat has done a good job in 'Clean India' movement and we have a lot to learn from the state. Speaking on Dettol NDTV 'Banega Swachh India' cleanathon, Mr Fadnavis said that Maharashtra will definitely adopt from what Gujarat has implemented. Stressing on the need to inculcate cleanliness as a virtue, he added that it's important to teach the next generation about cleanliness.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan lends support to the 12-hour Swachh India Cleanathon.
Taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign a step further, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minsiter Chandrababu Naidu announced mission 'Swachh Andhra Pradesh', aimed at having a toilet in each household. 100 per cent confident of providing toilets to all by 2019, Mr Naidu said he will also create a corporation for the maintenance and upgradation of the toilets. He emphasised that all politicians, corporates should work together for a cleaner India.
Speaking to Vikram Chandra on NDTV-Dettol 'Banega Swachh India' Cleanathon, Hemant Soren said that it is not nice to defecate in open but this is the natural way people have been used to. We need to first improve the situation in urban areas and then bother about rural areas, he added.
Laxmikant Parsekar, Chief Minister of Goa joins in to lend support to the Swachh India Cleanathon. He spoke about the Sanitation scheme in Goa which is limited to OBC families, SC families, ST families, where government has entrusted the responsibility to an NGO named Sulab International.