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Mangaluru : Households without toilets - a survey by MCC

Mangaluru : Households without toilets - a survey by MCC

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Mangaluru, May 08, 2015: Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) is working to enforce Swachh Bharat Mission, as mandated by the guidelines issued by the Union ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation.

Hephsiba RaniAs part of the mission, MCC has appointed ’Swachhata Dhoots’, who will visit 60 wards of the urban local body and survey households, which have no toilets. MCC Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati said.

The recent social and economic survey already providing some indication about households without toilets, Korlapati said MCC also has in-house data about households that do not have a toilet. "We will be focusing our efforts on the 150-odd households without toilets," she said, adding that ’dhoots’ will be given snap training in this regard.

Based on the survey, MCC will collect applications from the households without toilet to provide them financial assistance as per norms laid down in the ministry’s guidelines. While the Union government will provide Rs 4,000 per toilet unit, state government will give a minimum of Rs 1,333, she said. In case of community toilets, the Union government has fixed a unit cost of Rs 65,000 and will provide Rs 24,000. The remaining amount will be raised through donations.

The beneficiaries need to provide two photographs, ration cards (APL/BPL, as the case may be), Aadhar cards, election photo identity cards, and electricity bills.  The incentive money to construct the toilets will be transferred directly into accounts of the respective beneficiaries  after due checks.

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