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In Pictures: Delhi Gets Its First Swachh Bharat Themed Visitors’ Park

In a first, New Delhi gets a Swachh Bharat themed park in order to motivate people on joining the swachh India cause and make India open defecation free country by 2019

In Pictures: Delhi Gets Its First Swachh Bharat Themed Visitors’ Park

New Delhi: Think you don’t know enough about what the government calls the world’s biggest cleanliness campaign – the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? Head straight to this newly inaugurated Swachh Bharat themed park in the national capital – New Delhi. Yes, the city has got its first sanitation park at the CGO Complex that can serve as a guide to all things related to the Clean India movement. From technologies pertaining to toilets, solid and liquid waste management and the impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, since its launch in 2014, the park has got everything. The park was recently inaugurated by Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer.

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It is an initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in collaboration with the Environmental Sanitation Institute and Tata Trusts in a bid to motivate people to join the Swachh India cause.

Sharing the glimpses of the park with the netizens, Mr Iyer said,

An honour to have our Minister @umasribharti ji inaugurate the @swachhbharat Sanitation Park at the CGO Complex in Delhi this afternoon.

In the park, instead of regular benches there are toilet seats and cleanliness-related signboards, in every nook and corner. The agenda is to create awareness about toilets and using them for a Swachh India.

The park comes at a time when around 6 crore toilets have been constructed under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in India. 11 states and union territories (UTs) have been declared open defecation free. And the sanitation coverage has moved up from mere 39 per cent in 2014 to 78 per cent today. But, the road to a clean nation by 2019 is still a long one. In order to be declared open defecation free country by October 2, 2019, the centre needs to construct approximately 5 crore toilets by then.

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