In the coming days, India is set to set a target to create 100,00,000 clean drinking-water toilets in rural areas of the country.
The plan will be implemented through the National Drinking Water Development Authority (NDDA) to be headed by the Minister of Urban Development and Planning, Nirmala Sitharaman.
The NDDA plans to start the implementation of the scheme in a month from March 2019.
The idea was launched after an expert committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The NDDA will be responsible for the provision of drinking water to households in rural India.
The plan is also being launched to improve the sanitation infrastructure of rural areas in India.
According to the NDDA, the new toilets would provide a safe and sanitary environment for all people in the rural areas.
There are currently around 1.6 billion people in India who lack access to clean drinking waters.
The World Bank has said that a significant portion of the population in India has less than 5% access to water, making them at the greatest risk of water-borne diseases and other environmental pollution.