The District Collector of Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh Swatantra Singh on Tuesday said that they were looking for provisions to send those people to jail who do not build toilets at their homes even after having the appropriate finances.
Talking to media, Singh said that “open defecation is a crime in itself and people who opt for it even when they have toilets at home should be sent to jail.”
We will see how to send such people to jail: Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) District Collector pic.twitter.com/96ZCEK2cCl
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” It is really unfortunate that our daughters and sisters are forced to go out for defecation,” the DC said.
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The latest Swachhata Status report released by National Sample Survey (NSS) shows that 52.1 per cent rural and 7.5 per cent urban households still choose open defecation. The central government has set a target for itself to build about 1.2 crore toilets in current year to tackle to problem of open defecation in the country.