Every village, town becomes open defecation free under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (April 18) announced every village and town in the country is becoming open defecation free under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of the Centre and said that it is a proof that public participation can fill new energy in the country’s development.

“How public participation can fill new energy in the development of a country, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a direct proof of this. Be it the construction of toilets or disposal of waste, preservation of historical heritage or competition for cleanliness, the country is writing new stories in the field of cleanliness today,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

The Prime Minister also informed that toilets were built in more than 11.5 crore houses nationwide under the programme.

Adding further, PM Modi said that be it the construction of toilets or disposal of waste, preservation of heritage or competition for cleanliness, the country is writing new stories in the field of cleanliness today.

The programme has made more than 58,000 villages and 3,300 towns open defecation free.

PM Modi announced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan from the ramparts of Red Fort on August 15, 2014. He launched the second phase of the programme on October 2, 2021. (ANI)

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