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51,365 households to get individual toilets

The Hindu, 26 February 2014


MYSORE: If the data provided by the Mysore Zilla Panchayat (ZP) is to be believed, 51,365 households in the district lack individual toilets.


The ZP has therefore set a target to construct one toilet for every family identified by it under the Total Sanitation Campaign during 2014-15. This was announced by ZP president M. Mahadevu, who presented the budget here on Tuesday.


As per the TSC guidelines, each toilet will be built at Rs. 10,000 with funds from the Union and State governments. Every family has to contribute Rs. 800 as its share.


Urinal facilities in 50 schools and toilets in 390 anganwadi centres will also be constructed during the year. A toilet in an anganwadi centre will be built at Rs. 15,000, Mr. Mahadevu said.


Also, 21 gram panchayats in all seven taluks have been identified for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar.


A proposal has been sent to the government seeking Rs. 20 lakh for setting up solid waste and sewage treatment plants in select gram panchayats, he said. Notably, disabled-friendly toilets will be built in seven places in the district. A sum of Rs 1.75 lakh has been set aside for the work and each toilet will be built at Rs. 25,000.


A total of 2,03,739 families have been registered under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the district and 1,96,276 families have already received job cards. While 17.12 lakh man days of work will be generated under the MNREGA in 2014–15, all gram panchayats have been directed to prepare action plans worth Rs. 51.81 crore, Mr. Mahadevu said.


The zilla panchayat will harness solar energy to meet energy needs of the office building here. “We will take steps to utilise solar energy,” Mr. Mahadevu said. A sum of Rs. 75 lakh, allocated for building maintenance, will be spent on this, he added.


Each toilet to be built at Rs. 10,000 under TSC 21 GPs to vie for Nirmal Gram Puraskar