Chhattisgarh govt plans to build nearly 1 lakh toilets in three months

A target is set to build pucca toilets in 99,450 houses and giving 87,400 domestic tap connections.

By: Press Trust of India | Raipur | Updated: August 23, 2014 9:24 pm
The city, however, fares better than most districts in Maharashtra. CM has directed all divisional commissioners and district collectors to work hard to realise the priorities being listed out by the Prime Minister.

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call, Chhattisgarh government will be constructing nearly one lakh “pucca” toilets in next three months, with the state government already having drafted a plan for the purpose.

“The Public Health Engineering department has prepared an action plan on the direction of Chief Minister Raman Singh. Under this plan, a target is set to build pucca toilets in 99,450 houses and giving 87,400 domestic tap connections,” said department Secretary Ganeshshankar Mishra.

He said that officers are asked to implement the plan expeditiously. “Moreover, the state government will be observing ‘national cleanliness awareness week’ from September 26 to October 2 on the directions of the Central government,” he said.

The officer said that the chief minister has directed all divisional commissioners and district collectors to work hard to realise the priorities being listed out by the Prime Minister.

“Singh has also asked them to start work towards building toilets and have taps installed for supplying potable water for households,” Mishra said.

The officer said that each Gram Panchayat in the state will pass a resolution to build a toilet at every household in the village concerned during gram sabhas to be held on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

“An oath will be taken to ensure that those houses where toilets are already in place will use them. The works related to building toilets will be fast-tracked on lines of MGNREGS and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan,” Mishra added.

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First Published on: August 23, 2014 9:18 pm
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    proxyowl
    Aug 24, 2014 at 8:09 am
    In water scarce states like Raj, other methods must be used. Pit latrines using dry mud etc can work. A family should be able to put in a few hours labour and make one, and stop using the open spaces immediately.The water table in these places is very deep, and hence no danger of water of getting contaminated. The states should take a look at the options used by the troops on the move etc, to come up with quick, cheap and ready solutions. Conventional, flushable toilets will take time to become universally accessible, as they involve money, and, water. In the mean while, other immediate alternatives must be made available.
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      harry
      Aug 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm
      Good effort. All states should follow.
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        sundararaman
        Aug 24, 2014 at 3:10 am
        good move of constructing toilets and giving tap connections by Chattisgarh Government with in three months one lakh toilets . A best plan which is expected by the people of India especially living in villages also every Panchyat should p in their meeting to construct toilets for every household in villages on hi's Birth Day. A good message which people are waiting for a long time.
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          Citizen
          Aug 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm
          Good hope all the states would take this step. Hope they would be provided with continues water supply and lighting arrangements preferably solar powered lights.It is not out of place for the enterprising students and other corporate bodies to look for toilet kits at a reasonable prices to be supplied to the house holds may be made of earthen or other cheap environmentally friendly materials, Jaihind
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