Nearly 60 lakh household toilets built, says govt

The target set under the mission was 5.07 lakh public toilet seats. said Union Ministry of Urban Affairs and Housing Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra. DH file photo

Nearly 60.5 lakh individual households toilets have so far been constructed across the country under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said on Monday.

Around 4.7 lakh public toilet seats have been constructed so far. The target set under the mission was 5.07 lakh public toilet seats. said Union Ministry of Urban Affairs and Housing Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra. 

Speaking at "World Toilet Day" programme he said 19 states and UTs were already Open Defecation Free (ODF) in their urban areas.

"This has been achieved by the construction of nearly 60.53 lakh individual household toilets (against a mission target of 66 lakhs; i.e. 91.7% constructed and under-construction against target)," Mishra said.

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