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NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive.

"Under 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' NTPC has committed to take up work for 8,152 toilets in government schools from the list available on Ministry of Human Resource and Development website," the company said in a statement.

A list of identified toilets spanning over 18 states and 57 districts has been given to the Ministry of Power for confirmation of allocation of these toilets to NTPC by HRD Ministry.

As per the call given by PM, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has given leadership to the companies under him to take special initiatives to participate in this scheme, the statement added.

A host of corporate houses have committed to construction of one lakh toilets in schools across the country under their CSR initiative.

TCS, Toyota Kirloskar, Bharti Foundation and Ambuja Cements have already committed for the initiative.

PM on Independence Day had set a target of one year for construction of toilets, with separate washrooms for girls, in all government schools.

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First Published: Sat, October 18 2014. 14:48 IST