Arunav Sinha| TNN | Dec 4, 2016, 10.19 PM IST
LUCKNOW: Taking a major step forward towards rural sanitation, founder of Sulabh sanitation movement Bindeshwar Pathak on Sunday launched an intensive campaign to ensure toilet for every household in the country by 2019.
Unveiling the special campaign “Sulabh towards villages’, Pathak handed over five toilets to poor families in Ithara village in Jaunpur district.
He said, “Sulabh has launched special campaign for rural India and the special drive will continue across the country.”
He urged villagers to support the ongoing ‘Clean India Campaign’ to make India open defecation free by 2019. “Nearly 12 crore toilets are required to be built by 2019 to realise the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is a big task, but together we can do it and all Indians can play a pivotal role,” he said.