Many States can achieve Open-Defecation Free status well before target

08-Oct-2015 # Clean India Source: Niti Central

Union Minister for Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Birender Singh has stated that within one year of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission, about 9.5 million toilets were constructed across the country against the target of 6 million toilets. He added that states like West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Maharashtra are leading the construction of Individual Household Latrines and community toilets and they will achieve the target of Open-Defecation Free status in 2017 or 2018.

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