PM appeals to women panchayat leaders to ensure toilets in every home

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    Ranchi, April 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to women representatives in panchayats in the country to make efforts to construct toilets in every house so that not a single female has the need to go to open fields to defecate.

    “There are 3,000,000 lakh panchayat representatives in the country and 40 percent of them are women. I appeal to all women panchayat representatives to take initiatives to end open defecation and ensure that not a single woman of their village goes to open fields for defecation,” Modi said at an event for the ‘Gramoday Se Bharat Uday’ campaign and Panchayati Raj Diwas in Jamshedpur on Sunday.

    “I appeal to them to pledge to construct toilet in every house,” he said. Modi also appealed to the women representatives to supervise the mid-day meal scheme so that children do not remain malnourished.

    He asked them to create awareness regarding delivery in hospitals so that pregnant no womandies.

    Modi said his government has taken steps to shift launches or celebrations of government schemes outside Delhi to ensure peoples participation.

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