Hardeep Singh Puri launches Toilets 2.0On the occasion of World Toilet Day 2022, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri ...Hardeep Singh Puri launches Toilets 2.0
On the occasion of World Toilet Day 2022, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri virtually launched the Toilets 2.0 campaign. The campaign is aimed at changing the face of public and community toilets in urban areas through collective action involving citizens and urban local bodies.
Addressing the inaugural session in Bengaluru, Manoj Joshi, secretary, MoHUA, said the ODF++ protocol and certification for cities is given to ensure that human waste is contained safely. “Already, 25% of our cities have attained this status. A Water Plus certification is given to cities that do not discharge untreated used water into the environment. These initiatives align perfectly with the theme of the WTD 2022 ‘Groundwater and sanitation” – making the invisible visible’. By the end of the mission, it is expected that 100% of our cities will be certified ODF++ and at least 50% will attain Water Plus status,” the official said.