Government to spend about 2 lakh Crore rupees for Swachh Bharat Mission More than 11 crore toilets will be built in 5 years
The Union Minister of Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Nitin Gadkari said that Swachh Bharat Mission will be converted into a mass movement to make India an open defecation free country in Five Years. Addressing a Joint Press conference with the Urban Development Minister Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu here this afternoon, Shri Gadkari said, one lakh thirty four thousand 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 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.