PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India Sanitation Conference

Oct 3, 2016 12:02 IST

INDOSANPrime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 September 2016 inaugurated the India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) in New Delhi.

During his inaugural address at INDOSAN, PM Modi said that Swachhta Abhiyan is touching people’s lives. He added that a healthy competition is now developing among cities and towns, for promoting cleanliness. He also emphasized that cleanliness is not something to be achieved by budget allocations. Rather, it is something that should become a mass movement.

During the conference, Prime Minister Modi also gave away cleanliness awards to Sindhudurg District (Maharashtra), Mandi district (Himachal Pradesh), Pune, Chandigarh and Mysore Municipal Corporations, Gangtok city (Sikkim), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Surat railway station, PGIMER Chandigarh,  heritage site Rani ki vav in Gujarat and Kendriya Vidyalaya FRI Dehradun.

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About India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN)

INDOSAN is envisaged as an annual national event, that brings together all stakeholders working in sanitation government, NGOs, academicians, researchers, partner agencies, corporates on one platform for a shared vision.

The conference aims at bringing together all such stakeholders, will create an opportunity for collective vision, collective understanding of the key elements of the Swachh Bharat Mission programme.

The conference will discuss on the steps to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 by construction of individual, cluster & community toilets and by keeping villages clean via solid and liquid waste management through Gram Panchayats.

It is the platform where each state will share their approaches most suitable to them to reach ODF.

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