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Satyagraha se Swachhagraha is a mass sanitation drive which is spiralling into a jan andolan in Bihar

A social behavioural change led community movement, Satyagraha se Swacchagraha is an ambitious sanitation drive by the Central Government to bolster its Swachh Bharat Mission. Sensitising people in rural India about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness of their surroundings in day to day life, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation talks to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about this movement as more of a peoples’ movement driven for them, by them and from them. Edited Excerpts:-

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Govt built 33,76,793 Household Toilets and 1,28,946 Community Toilet so far: Naidu

So far 688 cities have been declared Open Defecation free (ODF) and 531 of them have been independently verified and certified as ODF.

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India To Miss ODF 2019 Target Due To Fund Shortage: Panel

The the Standing Committee on Rural Development in its report noted that reduction or insufficient fund allocation by NITI Aayog and the Finance Ministry would result in missing its target of becoming open defecation free by 2019 "reduction on the target of rural population to be covered with piped water supply."

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