Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: TCS, Bharti, Vedanta, L&T to build toilets on PM Modi’s call

Industry body CII will also work with companies to help mobilise construction of 10,000 toilets in schools across the country by FY 2015-16.

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call, TCS, Vedanta, Bharti Enterprises and Laresn & Toubro will construct toilets across the country to strengthen government's "Swachh Bharat" campaign.

“A M Naik, Group Executive Chairman, L&T, announced a major CSR initiative that would add traction to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme.

Observing that the objectives of L&T’s ongoing CSR programme were aligned to the mission”. Mr. Naik said that the Company would set in motion the process of building 5,000 toilets,” L&T said in a statement.

Earlier, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises' development arm Bharti Foundation had also announced investment of up to Rs 100 crore in constructing toilets in Ludhiana over the next
three years.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) had pledged Rs 100 crore towards financing hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools while Vedanta Group announced to build 10,000 more toilets in addition to 30,000 which they are already building in collaboration of Rajasthan government.

Industry body CII will also work with companies to help mobilise construction of 10,000 toilets in schools across the country by FY 2015-16.

The Mission - Sanitation of Schools (SoS) is aimed at strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project -- a nationwide Swachh Bharat campaign.

PM's Massive Mission to achieve ''Swachh Bharat'' by 2019 is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.

CII will mobilise construction of 10,000 toilets in the First Phase by the end of fiscal year 2015-2016.

Based on the feedback received and assessments on ground, in the next 6 months, CII will announce targets for the second phase.

With agency inputs