Modi govt built 6 crore toilets since coming to power in 2014: Union minister

The NDA government has built six crore toilets since coming to power at the Centre in 2014 and another two crore are to be constructed by the end of the next fiscal, said a minister.

PTI February 13, 2018 08:32:53 IST
Modi govt built 6 crore toilets since coming to power in 2014: Union minister

Hyderabad: The NDA government has built six crore toilets since coming to power at the Centre in 2014 and another two crore are to be constructed by the end of the next fiscal, Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said on Monday.

Modi govt built 6 crore toilets since coming to power in 2014 Union minister

Representational image. Reuters

The Union minister of state for rural development, who was in the city to attend official programmes, claimed that when Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office and talked about cleanliness and constructing toilets, people made light of it.

"After the country's Independence, unfortunately, toilets could not be built in our houses. When prime minister came (to power) in 2014 and talked about cleanliness and constructing toilets from (the ramparts of) Red Fort, people made light of it," he told reporters in Hyderabad.

"A total of six crore toilets have been built in the last four years. Our target is to build (another) two crore toilets by the next financial year," Yadav said.

The NDA government initially planned to provide free LPG connections to five crore poor women, but the target has been increased to eight crore, he said, adding, "This scheme is a game-changer."

Yadav said, "There were 18,000 villages without electricity. Our government has provided electricity to 16,000 villages. The target is to electrify all villages by this financial year. There will be no house which did not have electricity."

The Union minister said the government's target is to build one crore houses for the poor by 2019 and also talked about its plan to eradicate poverty by 2022.

He also highlighted the mega health care scheme announced by the NDA government in the budget.

Updated Date:

also read

China can launch cyber attacks, India addressing issue 'in serious way', says General Bipin Rawat
India

China can launch cyber attacks, India addressing issue 'in serious way', says General Bipin Rawat

The Chief of Defence Staff said that a "capability differential" has come between the two countries over the years and that China has a "lead" over India on technology

P Chidambaram says COVID-19 vaccination drive a crusade, not a festival, slams Centre's 'rhetoric and hyperbole'
India

P Chidambaram says COVID-19 vaccination drive a crusade, not a festival, slams Centre's 'rhetoric and hyperbole'

Taking to Twitter, the former Union finance minister urged the government to allow walk-in vaccination and asked them to get rid of the need for pre-registration for taking the vaccine in India

Arvind Kejriwal says COVID-19 situation in Delhi 'very serious', asks people not to go out unless urgent
India

Arvind Kejriwal says COVID-19 situation in Delhi 'very serious', asks people not to go out unless urgent

The chief minister said his government does not want to impose lockdown and asked people to remain in home isolation if infected, instead of rushing to hospitals