Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought details on what various ministries have accomplished under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked all government ministries and departments to submit an action report on the scheme as well as plans for the year ahead.“The PMO has desired feedback on the actions taken in the last three months by the ministries and their attached and subordinate offices under Swachh Bharat Mission,” said an official missive from the ministry of drinking water and sanitation to all government ministries, adding that even public sector banks and state-owned firms must submit their report.
The PMO has also called for milestones that the ministries have planned for the scheme till October 2, 2015. “This could include either monthly events, drives conferences as also events planned for October 2, 2015,” said the missive, adding that the inputs must be submitted by the end of the month.
Meanwhile, the Swachh Bharat Kosh, that was set up by the finance ministry under the department of expenditure, has registered over Rs 200 crore worth contributions. The Kosh or fund was set up to take in contributions for building of toilets under the scheme. As an added incentive to companies, contributions to the fund are included as activities for corporate social =responsibility.
Till now, over Rs 55 crore of contributions from the fund have been allocated for construction of toilets in a number of states.