Modi reviews progress of Swachh Vidyalaya Programme
New Delhi, June 9, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress on the Swachh Vidyalaya Programme, aimed ensuring that all schools in the country have toilets, at a high level meeting here today.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani and top officials from the Ministry, the NITI Aayog and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) attended the meeting.
Mr Modi had announced in his Independence Day address last year his government's intention to construct toilets in all schools in the country within one year.
An official press release said Mr Modi was informed about the current status of construction of toilets in schools across various states. Toilets are being constructed by States, public sector undertakings (PSUs) as well as some private sector entities.
Based on the available data, the Prime Minister noted that several states are already close to achieving the hundred percent target. He directed concerned officials to focus on these states immediately, so that these states complete the task at the earliest.
Mr Modi directed the Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, and Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Cabinet Secretariat P.K. Sinha to personally review the figures being reported from various parts in the country, so that any bottlenecks in the full implementation of the vision of the “Swachh Vidyalaya” initiative can be removed expeditiously.
Observing specifically the gaps in implementation of the targets accepted by some PSUs and some private sector entities, he directed that these be looked into, so that these organizations can also meet their targets within the stipulated timeframe, the release added.