Hon'ble Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu Emphasizes Sanitation on World Toilet Day
Health and sanitation for all is a human right and key to achieving sustainable development goals. November 19 is World Toilet Day 2017. This World Toilet Day the United Nations organization reiterated the theme from World Water Day earlier this year on wastewater management. If there’s one thing that unites humanity, it’s the call of nature.
Bill Gates who recently visited India and our State of Andhra Pradesh to attend the AgTech Summit 2017 said, “It is kind of a strange thing to celebrate, but when 2.5 billion people don’t have a safe way to poop, it is clear that we must do more to improve sanitation in developing the world with more scientific methods of development.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed the Centre's commitment towards improving sanitation in the country on account of World Toilet Day today.
Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launched Swachh Andhra Mission earlier this year in October 2017. This World Toilet Day 2017, on November 19 the Chief Minister urged everyone to prioritize on raising awareness about the global sanitation crisis. He said, “We are working on making Andhra Pradesh 100% ODF (Open Defecation Free) by March 2018. For that, we take an oath today. We have to construct 22 Lakhs of more toilets by March 2018.” He urged people to contribute to making Andhra Pradesh Swachh by taking a pledge to spare time for maintaining cleanliness.
Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board Supports the Chief Ministers endeavor to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and his inclusive and decisive sanitation measures and aims to amplify the efforts bring in investment in wastewater management and increased recycling and safe reuse in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Projects are already underway in Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam.