Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
26-November-2010 15:46 IST
States asked to Formulate Sanitation Policy
The Ministry of Urban Development has been encouraging States and cities to formulate State Sanitation Strategies and City Sanitation Plans under the National Urban Sanitation Policy. 21 States are developing State Sanitation Strategies and 130 cities are developing City Sanitation Plans. Support is being provided by the Ministry of Urban Development for this purpose. Sanitation related projects are eligible for assistance under the flagship scheme of this Ministry i.e. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development, Shri Saugata Roy in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.