"The PSUs...will construct 50,000 toilets in schools all over the country within next one year up to August 2015," an official statement said. Make 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a success: President
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Thursday. Coal India will construct 400 toilets, while NTPC 240 of them.
"For the construction of these toilets, 50 per cent of the corporate social responsibility budget will be earmarked during the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16," the statement said.
States where the toilets will be constructed include, Bihar, Chhattissgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Assam
The Prime Minister's mission to achieve 'Swachh Bharat' by 2019 is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.
President Pranab Mukherjee called upon every Indian to do his utmost to make the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan", to be launched on Gandhi Jayanti on Thursday, a success.
In his message to the nation ahead of Gandhi Jayanti, Mukherjee said: "I call upon every Indian to do his utmost to make a success of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched by the government to ensure hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the country."
"I also call upon everyone concerned to work hard to achieve the goal of toilets in every home by 2019 - the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji's birth," he added.
"Gandhiji believed that cleanliness is next only to godliness. Let us pledge this day to convert cleanliness into a national passion. Every road, every path, every office, every home, every hut, every stream and every particle in the air around us can and must be kept clean," he added.
"The PSUs...will construct 50,000 toilets in schools all over the country within next one year up to August 2015," an official statement said.
Make 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a success: President