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Govt to Hike Grants for Construction of Sanitation Facilities in Rural Areas

Outlook India, 26 August 2014


New Delhi: Rural households without sanitation facilities will get Rs 15,000 each for constructing toilets while schools will get Rs 54,000 for same purpose, according to a new Government proposal aiming to end the practice of open defecation in the country.


Stepping up efforts to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Clean India mission, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Nitin Gadkari today said he has prepared a Cabinet note for considerable enhancement of monetary support for building different categories of rural toilets in the country where 60 per cent people defecate in the open.


Gadkari also announced the decision to delink MNREGA from toilet construction programme, saying that the scheme started by the previous UPA government did not work well on the ground. Read more....