New Delhi, June 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meet at the national capital to review the progress of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan besides reviewing the work done so far to meet the target of the ‘Housing for All’ initiative.
A release from the Prime Minister’s website said that during the meet, he was briefed on the progress of construction of toilets across the country.
Prime Minister Modi reportedly directed the officers present to specially coordinate with the lagging states, adding that the construction of toilets on the banks of the Ganga should receive the highest priority.
The Prime Minister also called for spiritual leaders to be associated with the initiative and suggested that motivational incentives such as awards should also be instituted for the same.
The Prime Minister also reviewed the work done so far to meet the target of the ‘Housing for All’ initiative.
A release from the Prime Minister’s website said that he stressed on the need for all official agencies to adopt a ‘flexible approach’, taking into account local conditions such as building material, habits and lifestyles.
In the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the goal should be achieved ‘village-by-village’ in rural areas for the progress to be tangible effectively monitored.
For urban areas, the Prime Minister suggested that urban solid waste be used to make bricks and all newly-constructed houses should take into account the required norms in disaster-prone areas.
Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Rural Development Chaudhary Birender Singh and senior officers were present for the meet.
(With Agency Inputs)