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Punjab govt to provide toilets to all village households

Daily Poineer, 10 July 2014


Punjab Government has strengthened its drive to provide sanitation facilities to village households through sanctioned Rs20 crore to construct toilets free of cost in rural areas for the families living below the poverty line.


“The department’s proposal has been approved by the Punjab Government with an aim to provide sanitation facilities to needy classes of the society.“Besides, rigorous efforts would be made to ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of the same,” said a spokesperson of the State Rural Development and Panchayat Department. Earlier Rs94 crore had also been spent by the state government to construct 80,689 toilets in villages. “The department has set an ambitious target to provide toilets to all BPL families by December 2015, and the department has sought reports from all BDPO’s about the need as constructing toilets in villages falls under their jurisdiction,” he said. Read more....