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Clean India Campaign: Village Panchayats to Get Rs. 20 Lakh Each
Oct 10, 2014

Ministry for Drinking Water and Sanitation announced that over 2,47,000 village panchayats in the country will get Rs 20 lakh per annum for Clean India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2. 

The ministry sought the support from Sarpanch, teachers and students in the country’s over 2,47,000 gram panchayats for the successful implementation of programme that is to be completed on October 2, 2019, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 

The money will be in the discretion of gram panchayats and they will spend it on sanitation. The money will be provided from a fund of Rs 1,96,000 crore announced by the government for Clean India Mission over a five-year period. While the Urban Development Ministry will allocate Rs 62,000 crore for cleaning towns across the country, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will spend Rs 1,34,000 crore for the programme.

1,34,000 crore rupees will be spent for the construction of about 11 crore 11 lakh toilets in the country.  Apart from it echnology will be used on a large scale to convert waste into wealth in rural India in the forms of bio-fertilizer and different forms of energy.

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