At the launch event, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed President Ram Nath Kovind on behalf of the residents of Uttar Pradesh. The UP CM said that when the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan had begun, many people questioned the necessity of it. The mission has now become a people's movement. The Chief Minister also stated that over 10 lakh toilets have been built in the past six months and 15,000 toilets are being built every day. 10,000 villages and 4 districts in the state have become ODF. The state's aim is to build 78 lakh toilets to make Uttar Pradesh open defecation free by October 2018.