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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
11-August-2016 16:55 IST

Impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan 

115 cities become Open Defecation Free

Gujarat and Chandigarh exceeds Mission target in construction of household toilets

Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), 115 cities have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) till date. 22.60 lakh individual household toilets and 93,985 seats of Community/ Public toilets have been constructed against the Mission period target of 1.04 crore and 5.07 lakh respectively. Out of total 82,609 no. of wards, 39,376 no. of wards have been covered with 100% door-to-door collection of municipal solid waste. 

The Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today stated that Gujarat and Chandigarh has already exceeded mission target in respect of construction of household toilets. As against, the five year mission target of construction of 4,06,388 toilets in Gujarat and 6,117 toilets in Chandigarh, 5,06,567 toilets in Gujarat and 18,950 toilets in Chandigarh have been built so far. Other lead performers in respect of construction of household toilets include, Uttar Pradesh- 2,46,484, Tamil Nadu- 2,36,168, Madhya Pradesh- 2,11,734 and Andhra Pradesh- 2,05,772.

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