Mission Swachh Punjab : Rs.15,000 assistance to each household for constructing toilet.

February 08, 2016

The Mission Swachh Punjab made a gaint leap when 1015 Gram Panchayats across the state declared themselves open defecation free. With a sum of Rs.1200 Crore, this program was launched with a vision to make Punjab open defecation free and provide latrines to all poor people in the villages.

A spokesman of the Punjab Government said that while the primary focus of the program is to bring in a behavioral change to prevent open defecation , 8 lakh individual households latrines will also be constructed during the process.  All rural households without latrines are being encouraged to construct toilets of their own choice and an incentive of Rs 15,000/- per toilet is being provided to the households. As on today, work has been going on in more than 3000 villages simultaneously.

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