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UPA's sanitation scheme a failure, will review it: Govt

TNN, 24 August 2014

 

NEW DELHI: The government will review the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme, launched by the previous UPA government in 2012 to eradicate the menace of open defecation in the country, saying it was a "failure".

 

Ahead of the conference of state ministers in charge of drinking water and sanitation here on Monday, the government on Sunday said it will take stock of "Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) launched in the first year of the 12th Five Year Plan and the factors behind its failure".

 

The government also said Monday's meeting, convened by the ministry of drinking water and sanitation (MDWS), will evolve a strategy for speedy implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission of 'Swachh Bharat' by 2019. Read more....