Germany to help India in sanitation programmes

Germany will help India in implementing its sanitation programmes in cities and contribute Euro four million towards this.

IANS| Last Updated: Oct 14, 2014, 19:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Germany will help India in implementing its sanitation programmes in cities and contribute Euro four million towards this.

The two countries Tuesday signed a three-year "Implementation Agreement on Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy" that aims at capacity building in urban sanitation and formulating policies in the sector.

Making India litter-free is one of the top priorities of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which launched a massive Clean India campaign Oct 2.

"Germany will also provide the services of international experts to help the Ministry of Urban Development in effective implementation of sanitation programmes," said an official statement.

States will also be supported in technical innovation.

"The focus of technical cooperation will be on enabling effective measures against discharge of untreated waste water into surface and ground water," a statement added.