PM Modi to inaugurate India Sanitation Conference on Friday

| Updated: Sep 30, 2016 13:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 30 (ANI): Ahead of the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission on Sunday this week, 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 today. He will inaugurate the day long INDOSAN (India Sanitation Conference) on Friday meant for taking stock of the progress made 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 Modi, 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. (ANI)