Steel and Mines CPSUs to spend Rs 100 Cr on 2500 toilet blocks

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NEW DELHI : A review meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Minister of Steel and Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, with Heads of Central Public Sector Enterprises under the Ministry of Steel and Ministry of Mines, at New Delhi on 19.11.2014, regarding construction of toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Sanitation-for-All-Toilet-First-Swachh-Bharat-Abhiyan-300x180The meeting was attended by the Secretary Ministry of Steel, Shri Rakesh Singh, the Secretary Ministry of Mines, Dr. Anup K. Pujari along with other senior officers of both the Ministries. CMDs of all CPSEs viz, SAIL, RINL, MOIL, NALCO, MECL, HCL, MSTC, KIOCL, HSCL, MECON were present.

While reviewing the progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Shri Tomar advised the CPSEs to ensure that the identification & blocking of schools and placement of work orders must be completed by December’2014 and the construction of schools should be completed by March 2015.

It is noteworthy that CPSEs under Ministry of Steel had earlier decided to construct 3500 toilet blocks at an aggregate cost of Rs. 100 crore. Out of these, around 2400 toilet blocks have been identified and blocked by the CPSEs on the website of Ministry of HRD, and the remaining are being identified.

Similarly CPSEs under the Ministry of Mines had allocated Rs. 7.5 crore approximately, for construction of toilet blocks. Out of planned 334 schools for toilet blocks, 135 schools have been identified and blocked on the website of Ministry of HRD, and the remaining are being identified. Construction of toilets in respect of both the Ministries is in preliminary stage and is expected to gain momentum by the year-end.

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