Maharashtra Chief Minister arrives at the 'Transform Maharashtra' event in Mumbai. All pics/Devendra Fadnavis Twitter account
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said India has a demographic advantage as the average age of an Indian is less than that of people from other countries.
speaking at the 'Transform Maharashtra' event, his own initiative that is aimed at promoting the concept of inclusive governance in the state.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar said that government should set up mobile toilets every five hundred metres or at least one km across Maharashtra.
Speaking at `Transform Maharashtra' event here, Kumar said, "Government should plan (putting up) mobile toilets every 500 meters or one km across the state. It will support cleanliness. It should be supported with an app to locate it (the nearest mobile toilet)."
Devendra Fadnavis with Ratan Tata
Devendra Fadnavis with Ratan Tata at the event.
Kumar recounted a dialogue from his upcoming film, "Toilet - Ek Prem Katha", "agar biwi paas chahiye, to ghar mein sandaass (toilet) chahiye" to a loud round of applause even as dignitaries like industrialist Ratan Tata smiled.
Welcoming the actor's suggestions, Fadnavis said he would initiate measures to implement them on a priority basis to increase the number of public toilets in the state.
As per official figures, so far, 225 cities and towns in the state have been declared 'Open Defecation Free' (ODF) and the entire urban Maharashtra is targeted to become ODF by October 2 as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.