The Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen launched the campaign – Darwaza Band Part Two, which focuses on sustaining the open defecation free status of villages across the country and has been supported by the World Bank. The campaign, produced by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, was launched in Mumbai in the presence Amitabh Bachchan, Babanrao Lonikar, Maharashtra’s Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and other dignitaries and representatives of the Mission’s development partners. The event was also attended by the Zila Parishad members from Maharashtra.
Speaking at the event, Amitabh gave a brief background to the development of the campaign and mentioned that the campaign talks about how a toilet must be used by all, always and under all circumstances. He also congratulated the Swachh Bharat Mission for the transformational role it has played in ridding the country of filth and open defecation.