Naidu also noted that toilet construction under the mission is yet to begin in five Union Territories, including Delhi. "Swachh Bharat initiative is different from others in the sense that this targets the minds of people while others seek to meet the needs already felt in the minds of the people," Naidu told reporters on the occasion of completion of one year of the Mission.

He said the initiative is unique in nature and more challenging since it aims at creating demand for sanitary services and infrastructure, and involves behaviour changes.

As per the target of construction of 25 lakh household toilets in urban areas till March 2016 under the Mission, construction of 16.45 lakh toilets has been taken up and 4.65 lakh toilets have already been built.

"The physical performance in respect of Mission targets in urban areas over the last one year has been encouraging. Based on reports received till August this year, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana have performed well in construction of individual household toilets," Naidu stated.

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