P K Sinha, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, inaugurates a modular toilet implemented by NBCC at South Delhi
October 2nd, 2015, New Delhi:In continued initiative towards Swachh Bharat Mission by the Government, Shri P K Sinha, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, inaugurated today, a Public Toilet constructed by the side of Ring Road at Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi.
Madhusudan Prasad, Secretary (UD); D S Mishra, Addl Secretary (UD); Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC; Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary, Delhi; Chetan B. Sanghi, Principal Secretary, MoUD & Director of Local Bodies; Dr. Puneet Kumar Goel, Commissioner, SDMC; Subhash Arya, SDMC Mayor; Dharamvir Singh, Nigam Parshad, SDMC and Directors of NBCC were also present on the occasion.
The modular toilet has been implemented by NBCC, a Navratna CPSE of the Government of India, at a cost of Rs.14.50 lac and designed to discourage open defecation and is made of composite board. The toilet module is prefabricated single mould without joints and its interiors are seamless with no sharp edges and corners to avoid dust accumulation. Made to serve the convenience of physically challenged, women and men, the public toilet has also been provided with solar panel to meet the requirements of power in the toilet. In order to address the issue of waste disposal which is of primary importance, the whole system has been connected with underground sewer lines already existing at the place. This is a significant initiative from NBCC which, under the patronage of the Ministry of Urban Development, has taken a lead in Swachh Bharat campaign of the Government of India, beginning since 2014. It may be mentioned that the Company, during the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission by the Prime Minister in October 2014, constructed the user-friendly prefabricated public toilet at Mandir Marg, New Delhi, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister himself to set the tone for the Swachh Bharat campaign. NBCC under its CSR Scheme has also been executing thousands of Toilets in village girls schools in various states all across the Country.
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