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Microfinance firms fund toilet construction

The Hindu, 12 October 2014


TIRUCHI: The need for construction of adequate number of toilets to put an end to open defecation in the country and improving water resources was stressed at a Bankers’ Meet here recently. It was a pity that only 40 per cent of the people had toilets in their homes and that only 20 per cent of the people use the toilets.


If the objective of the Centre that an end should be put to open defecation by 2019, lakhs of toilets had to be built, said speakers. The meeting was jointly organised by Gramalaya and Guardian, a micro finance institution.


S. Damodharan, Founder and Chairman, Gramalaya Groups, Tiruchi, said that Gramalaya had provided easy monthly loans to members of self-help groups for construction of household toilets and so far 56,206 toilets had been built under the programme. Read more....