Hardeep Singh Puri says 50 lakh household toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat; slum residents benefited most

Puri said in Lok Sabha that the SBM-U mainly aims at making urban India free from open defecation and achieving 100 per cent scientific management of municipal solid waste in all 4,041 statutory towns of the country.

Press Trust of India July 24, 2018 14:30:38 IST
Hardeep Singh Puri says 50 lakh household toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat; slum residents benefited most

New Delhi: As many as 50 lakh individual household toilets (IHHT) have been constructed and another 7.62 lakh toilets are under construction under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U), Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday.

Hardeep Singh Puri says 50 lakh household toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat slum residents benefited most

File image of Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. PTI

Puri said in Lok Sabha that the SBM-U mainly aims at making urban India free from open defecation and achieving 100 per cent scientific management of municipal solid waste in all 4,041 statutory towns of the country.

"Under SBM-U, 50,04,098 units of individual household toilets have been constructed and another 7,62,556 units are under construction," he said during Question Hour.

The minister said the number of community and public toilets constructed was 3,78,444 seats while another 35,599 such seats were under construction. He said most of the beneficiaries of the IHHT and nearly 100 percent beneficiaries of community toilets were residents of slum area.

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