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NEW DELHI: Swachh Bharat Mission will be converted into a mass movement to make India an open defecation free country in Five Years and two lakh crore rupees will be spent for construction of about 11 crore 11 lakh toilets in the country.
On September 25, 2014 addressing a Joint Press conference with the Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu here this afternoon, The Union Minister of Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Nitin Gadkari said, 1,34000 crore rupees will be spent for construction of about 11 crore 11 lakh toilets in the country.
The Urban Development Ministry will earmark more than 60,000 Crore rupees for this purpose. The Minister has also underlined that technology will be used on a large scale to convert waste into wealth in rural India in the forms of bio-fertilizer and different forms of energy.
Pet mission of the Prime Minister will be executed on war footing with the involvement of every gram panchayat, panchayat samiti and Zila Parishad in the country, besides roping in large sections of rural population and school teachers and students in this endeavor.
It is worth mentioning that Swachh Bharat Mission has launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 2nd of October, Gandhi Jayanti, aims at making India an open defecation free country by 2019, coinciding with the celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.