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Interest-free fund for construction of toilets

The Hindu, 09 July 2014

 

DINDIGUL: Effort to make Dindigul open defecation free zone in 2015

 

With the offer of interest-free revolving fund to individuals by Gandhigram Trust, residents of Pithalaipatti village in Athoor block have started constructing toilets.

 

The trust disbursed Rs.6,000 each to 10 persons at the inauguration of individual toilet construction work under Nirmal Bharat Abhyan and National Rural Employment Guarantee schemes at the village here on Tuesday.

 

Collector N. Venkatachalam, who inaugurated the work, said that efforts were on to construct toilets in 2,25,066 houses in the district. This was part of a massive exercise. First, 308 toilets will be constructed at Pithalaipatti. He said 70 per cent of diseases spread due to open defecation so that people should avoid open defecation. Read more....