New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government’s cleanliness drive has been a great success in the past two years during which nearly 2.5 crore toilets were constructed in a bid to make India free of open defecation.
“I started Swachh Bharat campaign two years back on the occasion of Bapu Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary). With the help of this campaign, awareness about cleanliness among 125 crore people of the country has increased,” Modi said in his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann ki Baat’.
“We built 2.48 crore toilets in the rural areas in these two years and 1.5 crore more toilets will be constructed in the next year,” he said.
The Prime Minister also launched a toll-free ‘Swachh’ helpline 1969 for the people to know about the progress of the cleanliness drive.
“The number can also be used for requesting work in your area,” he said in his 24th episode of the ‘Mann ki Baat’.
Modi also appealed to masses to connect with cleanliness campaign and send photos or videos on the ‘NarendraModiApp’.
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September 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm
I would like you all to pay a visit to Faridabad which is just 25 kms from Delhi.You will find thousand of tons of Garbage thrown on railway tracks & one finds this for atleast 50 kilometres on Delhi Mumbai rail route.This garbage is there for the past 2 years & no body is even bothered.Also please visit Faridabad New Town Railway Station & when you enter this from Bata Chowk side you will find 10000 tons of Garbage literally rotting for the past 2 years.
Will the concerened authorities wake up ?
September 26, 2016 at 7:42 am
How is the kozhikode beach now!?