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PM to inaugurate sanitation conference tomorrow

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New Delhi: Ahead of the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a day-long India Sanitation Conference — INDOSAN — tomorrow to take stock of the progress under the mission.

He will address chief ministers, ministers and District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners of 500 AMRUT cities and other stakeholders, an official statement said.

After the inaugural session, Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation 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.

The Prime Minister, other leaders and participants would also sign a declaration reiterating the country’s commitment to ensure an Open Defecation Free and Clean India.

11 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.

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