India Sanitation Conference

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at INDOSAN the India Sanitation Conference in New Delhi.

The Prime Minister emphasized that cleanliness is not something to be achieved by budget allocations. It is rather, something that should become a mass movement.

Swachh Bharat Mission envisages construction of 1.04 crore individual household toilets in all the 4,041 statutory cities and towns besides 5.08 lakh community and public toilets and 100 per cent door-to-door collection and scientific disposal of solid waste at a cost of ₹62,009 crore.

A special edition of popular children’s magazine Amar Chitra Katha to spread the message of cleanliness was also launched.

During the conference, the Ministry of Urban Development also awarded the top States based on their performance in 2015-16 under AMRUT. It has set aside ₹400 crore to disburse as bonus among these top States.

23 States and Union Territories have submitted reports to the Ministry of Urban Development along with self -assessment and evidence of their claims.

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan , West Bengal, Gujarat, Odisha and Telangana will be given monetary incentive for progress in urban reforms.