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Chhattisgarh starts implementation on Modi’s priorities

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh has started implementing priorities declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first message to the nation on Independence Day.

As a first step, on the instructions of chief minister Raman Singh, Chhattisgarh Housing Board has decided to construct toilets in 100 government schools in the state.

Chairman of the Board, N Baijendra Kumar has instructed the officers to construct toilets from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund of the Board. He asked the officers to identify schools and submit action plan for construction of toilets soon. In the action plan, special attention should be given to priority sectors and girls’ schools.

Commissioner, Housing Board, Sanjay Shukla said here on Monday that on the instructions of the chairman of the Board, a project has been prepared for construction of toilets in 100 schools of the state. Toilets would be constructed by making cluster of schools after selection of district requires special attention. The Board will also carry out maintenance of these toilets. Priority would be given to girls’ schools, he added.

Two days ago, chief minister Raman Singh, during video conferencing, had instructed all collectors and senior officers to implement the priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, declared in his I-Day message to the nation, promptly.

Modi had declared to launch Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the country from October 2 next. He also gave emphasis on including corporate sector in this work and said that industrialists, under their corporate social responsibility, should give priority on construction of toilets in schools and along with state governments, this works should be completed within a year.