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95 lakh toilets constructed across country within one year of launch of Clean India Mission

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) Government today said about 95 lakh toilets were constructed across the country within one year of the launch of Clean India Mission.
The government said states like West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have taken the lead in construction of individual household and community toilets.
Addressing a gathering here after launching the Coffee table book on Swachh Bharat organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Union Minister for Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Birender Singh said the speed of construction of toilets in rural India has gathered momentum and within one year of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission about 95 lakh toilets were constructed across the country against the target of 60 lakh toilets.
The Minister said Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on October 2 last year as one of the largest national campaigns to make the country open defecation free in five years.
He said the states like West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Maharashtra may achieve the target of Open-Defecation Free status in 2017 or 2018, well before the target date of October 2, 2019.
''Changing age-old attitudes and mindsets towards open defecation is critical in attaining our Swachh Bharat goals,'' the Minister said.
Mr Singh also underlined that the participation of the citizen and ownership to the programme is the key to success.
He informed that his Ministry has encouraged devolution of the responsibility of sanitation promotion, upgradation and management to Gram Panchayats by giving flexibility to the States.
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