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Modi reiterates commitment to improve sanitation facilities on 'World Toilet Day'

19 November 2017

A mega toilet pot made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris - measuring 20x10 feet - was unveiled in the hamlet to mark the World Toilet Day, which is observed on November 19 to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

In the same video clip, Prime Minister emphasizes the expanse of toilets being built in the country under the Swach Bharat Abhiyan. Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste.

This makes sanitation central to eradicating extreme poverty.

The Prime Minister complimented all those individuals and organizations working towards building more toilets in various parts of the country.

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World Toilet Day is an official United Nations worldwide observance day, celebrated on this day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis.

The "State of the World's Toilets 2017" report by WaterAid, which works on issues related to water and sanitation, said the situation was worse for women and girls, 355 million of whom are still waiting for a toilet, the report said.

Puneet Ahulwalia, a member of the ruling Republican Party of the U.S., speaking on the occasion, said the initiative would go a long way to motivate masses towards cleanliness and safe sanitation. He said, their invaluable contribution adds solid momentum to the Swachh Bharat Mission.

"Akshay Kumar also tweets and ask to watch his movie" Toilet - Ek Prem Katha" on this World Toilet Day for inspiration.

Modi reiterates commitment to improve sanitation facilities on 'World Toilet Day'