PM Modi to inaugurate India Sanitation Conference on Friday

New Delhi [India], Sept.29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address chief ministers, ministers, elected representatives of people, district collectors, municipal commissioners of 500 AMRUT cities and other stakeholders in New Delhi tomorrow.

He will inaugurate a day-long INDOSAN (India Sanitation Conference) on Friday meant for taking stock of the progress under the Swachh Bharat mission.

After the inaugural session, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will co-chair a plenary session on 'behavioral change' aspects of Swachh Bharat mission.

Later, Cabinet Secretary P.K.Sinha will chair a session on 'Inter-Ministerial Cooperation'. There will be six thematic sessions on various aspects of Swachh Bharat Mission. Prime Minister, other leaders and participants would a sign a declaration reiterating the country's commitment to ensure Open Defecation Free and Clean India.

Eleven individuals and organisations who have made significant contribution for generating awareness about sanitation and motivating people in this regard would be honoured during the conference.

Swachh Bharat Mission, launched on October 2,2014 envisages a Clean India by October 2,2019 coinciding with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Source: ANI