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Incentives for construction of toilets for APL card holders

M Ravi, Mysore, Feb 4, 2013, DHNS : 22:50 IST

Beneficiaries to get Rs 9,200 to build new toilets under the scheme

Cleanliness Lesson: Awareness session on cleanliness being held using ‘Nairmalya Vahini’ vehicle at Keragalli government high school, near Mysore on Monday.  DH PHOTO
The subsidy provided under Grama Nairmalya scheme to rural economically backward families for construction of toilets is being extended for APL ration card holders also.

APL card holders in rural areas would be benefitted in view of promoting sanitation, by the Central government. Widows, physically-challenged persons, farmers with small land holdings, families with no male head, etc would receive the benefits under Mahathma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and Nirmala Bharath Abhiyan.

Earlier, the beneficiaries got Rs 3,100 per toilet through grama panchayats, later due to hike in prices of construction materials and also wages for labourers and masons it was enhanced to Rs 7,000. Now, the Centre and state government subsidy is Rs 4,700 and Rs 4,500 is being provided under MGNREGA.

So beneficiaries get a cheque for Rs 9,200.

Sanitation villages

ZP CEO Dr Ajay Nagabushan said eight villages in the district have already received ‘Nirmala Grama Puraskar’, meaning 100 per cent sanitation has been achieved there.

They are: Illwala and Dhanagalli in Mysore taluk, Devirammanahalli and Thandavapura in Nanjangud taluk, Somanathapura in T Narsipur taluk, Ankanahalli and Saligrama in K R Nagar taluk and Bilikere in Hunsur taluk. “Works are under progress in 21 more villages to qualify for the purskar,” he added.

The CEO said a target to construct 100 toilets under each grama panchayat in the district has been set by the ZP planning division and a total 23,500 toilets would be constructed by March.

With the help of Centre and state funds 1.6 lakh toilets have been constructed so far, he added.

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