Govt to launch National Urban Sanitation Policy tomorrow

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New Delhi, Nov 11 (UNI) The Central Government will tomorrow launch the National Urban Sanitation Policy which aims to make all Indian cities become sanitised, healthy and livable.

It will also ensure good health of citizens with a special focus on hygienic and affordable sanitation facilities for the Urban poor and women, according to a Ministry statement.

Its goals include awareness generation, elimination of open defecation, integrated city wide sanitation, safe disposal and proper operation and maintenance of all sanitary installations.

The main elements of the policy are financial assistance for state level sanitation strategies and city level plans and Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), promoting Public Private Partnership (PPP), awareness generation and capacity building etc.

The policy envisages an annual rating schemes for all Class-I cities and institution of an annual award.

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