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Construction : Web Exclusive | August 2014 | Source : Construction Update

Government decides to allot additional funds for rural toilets

Union Minister for Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation, Nitin Gadkari has said that he has prepared a Cabinet note for considerable enhancement of monetary support for building different categories of rural toilets in the country to achieve the goal of sanitation for all by 2019. Speaking at a National Workshop on Sanitation and Drinking Water here, the Minister said, for individual household latrines the amount will be raised from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000, for school toilets Rs 54,000 will be given instead of Rs 35,000. Similarly for Anganwadi toilets, the amount will be now Rs 20,000 in place of Rs 8,000 and for Community Sanitary complexes, the amount proposed is Rs 6 lakh from the existing Rs 2 lakh. Shri Gadkari also said that construction of toilets in rural areas will be delinked from MGNREGA.
 
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