Press Release

Hardeep Singh Puri launched Bharat Tap initiative & Nirmal Jal Prayas on the Inaugural Day of PLUMBEX India

12 May 2022

Union Minister for Housing, Urban Affairs, Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri has said that India went from thirty eight per cent toilet coverage to hundred per cent toilet coverage in rural areas while also building over seventy three lakh household and community toilets in urban areas. He said that the Swachh Bharat Mission became a 'Jan Andolan' that inspired the country towards safe and proper sanitation. Mr. Puri said this at the launch of BHARAT TAP initiative at the Plumbex India exhibition in New Delhi today. Mr. Puri highlighted the exhibition saying that this exhibition caters to a fundamental service in the development of the nation- water and sanitation and there is no progress or growth without adequate sanitation, which is foundational in the hierarchy of basic services that citizens expect. He further said that there was a paradigm shift in India’s social development after the Prime Minister announced that Swachhata was the key to India’s development. Mr. Puri said that after the success of AMRUT, the next target is to cover all the urban local bodies in the country even as continuing to strengthen water and sanitation services in the AMRUT cities.