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State of sanitation: poor

B. ARAVIND KUMAR, The Hindu, 02 August 2014


The survey revealed that in respect of 42.73 lakh households with toilets, in 13.02 lakh households the toilets were found defunct.


CHENNAI: Despite its multi-pronged approach, the government may not achieve its goal of making Tamil Nadu free of open defecation by 2015.


According to the policy note of the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department tabled in the Assembly on Friday, there are 95.41 lakh households in rural areas, and 52.68 lakh of them are without toilets, as per a baseline survey conducted in 2013.


In his reply to the demand for grants for his departments, Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister S.P. Velumani said five lakh individual toilets (for households) were built in 2014. About 17 lakh more would be built at a cost of Rs. 1,800 crore this fiscal. Read more....