To Make Urban Uttar Pradesh Open Defecation Free By 2022, Additional Assistance Of Rs 12,000 Will Be Given Per Toilet

New Delhi: Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra today congratulated all the urban local bodies for their effective participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission. Sharing the swachh journey of the Urban areas, Durga Shanker Mishra said, “With nearly 100,000 Individual Household toilets added in last one month alone, along with an increase of 4% in waste processing and 7% in segregation, the urban component of honorable Prime Minister’s visionary Swachh Bharat Mission anchored in Ministry Of Housing and Urban Affairs is making impressive progress.”

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He further added,

I want to congratulate all the ULBs for their wholehearted dedication & participation in achieving these numbers. We are well on our way to achieve the vision of complete swachhata in the country by 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd Oct 2019.

The tweet was supported by the statistics that highlighted the following achievements of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban:

  • Individual household toilets constructed since 2014 when Swachh Bharat Mission was kick-started is 54.64 lakh
  • 7.41 lakh toilets are currently under construction in the urban regions of India
  • 4.52 lakh community or public toilets have been constructed in Urban Regions
  • Currently, door to door collection in the country is 80%, source segregation is 60% and waste processing is 50%

Also Read: Free India From Open Defecation: Five Steps To Ensure ODF Sustainability In Urban Spaces

Recently, the Quality Council of India also inspected 3,624 cities under Swachh Bharat Mission and officially certified a whopping 3,271 cities Open Defecation Free. Currently, India’s urban ODF percentage stands at 75%, which is a huge achievement towards meeting the goal of Clean India.

According to the ministry, to meet the swachh Bharat Abhiyan ODF deadline and to make urban areas 100 per cent open defecation free, the government needs to build 67 lakh individual toilets and 5.8 lakh public toilets in the urban parts of the country by October 2, 2019.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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