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'Swachh Bharat' campaign in mission mode: Gadkari

Posted on Aug 25 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 25 : Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to build "Swachh Bharat (Clean India)" by 2019 will be achieved in mission mode.

Addressing a function here, he said that the present allocation of Rs.10,000 per toilet in rural areas was insufficient and the amount will be increased.

Gadkari also said that a new scheme will be launched to address problem of pollutants in drinking water in 17,000 affected villages.

The minister said there was need to lay emphasis on quality of toilets being built.

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