The I&B minister said that under swachhta mission, focus is now on counting and monitoring Open Defecation Free wards and cities rather than counting toilets alone. He complimented Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim to become Open defecation free state. The union minister has inaugurated the Google toilet locator app today. He said that the google toilet app has registered locations for more than 6000 toilets.
I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that new print advert policy framework will provide for verification of papers. He said there is a need to check on those newspapers and journals which are only on papers. He added the procedure would involve verification by RNI. The union minister also focussed on the importance of newspapers in regional languages.