World Bank approves $1.5 billion loan for Clean India campaign

  • The World Bank has approved a $1.5 billion loan to India for its ambitious ‘Clean India’ campaign.
  • The campaign is putting in efforts to ensure that citizens in rural areas have access to improved sanitation.
  • As per World Bank statistics, of the 2.4 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation globally, more than 750 million live in India, with 80 per cent living in rural areas.
  • The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) will play the overseeing and coordinating role for the programme and support the participating states.

Source: EconomicTimes

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