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Half the sanitation battle

Indian Express, 09 September 2014

 

It is heartening that several ministries and companies have responded with alacrity to the prime minister’s call for the construction of toilets. It is indicative not only of the PM’s authority but also of the fact that the concern is widely shared.

 

The ministry of rural development has proposed to increase the allocation for constructing individual, school, anganwadi and community toilets in rural areas. But it has proposed to delink toilet construction from the MGNREGA. This is a pity because toilet construction is an essential and visible contribution to a community’s development — better than digging for roads, which is best left to professional agencies. Read more....