At DC office premises, people urinate in the open

Only public toilet in dist administration bldg locked up

The district administration keeps chanting Swachch Bharat abhiyan, Nirmal Bharat, Swachch Vidyalaya mantras. It has launched campaign on cleanliness, toilet for each household in rural areas and open defecation-free villages and taluks. But the people visiting district administration building are forced to relieve themselves out in open.
Yes, the public toilets on the district administration building premises (behind AC office) have been locked.

There are separate toilets for men and women. The toilets for women are open but they are uninviting. The toilets are stained and soiled. Unpleasent smell emanates from the toilets as they are not cleaned for months. Also, the sight of men releiving themselves in open near the toilets prevent women from using the facility.

The seating arrangements have been made for the people visiting DC, AC and tahsildar's offices on the premises. The people do not use the facility due to the unbearable smell from uncleaned toilets and the filth on the premises.

The district administration keep holding campaigns to educate the people about cleanliness and making the villages, taluks and the district open defecation-free. But it is encouraging the people to relieve themselves in open on its premsies, aggrieved people complained.

There is a toilet near Saakaal department at the entrance of DC office. The employees use that and the members of the public are barred from using it. So, the people visiting the district administration building are forced to releive themselves in open on the premises, laments, Timmaraju, who had come to DC office for a work.

When M B Dyaberi was deputy commissioner, public toilets were built on the premises of the district administration building. But the toilets become soiled and unusable due to lack of maintainance for years now, a staff complained on the condition of anonymity.
The story of toilet close to deputy commissioner's chamber was no different. The staff were seen working closing their nostrils due to foul smell emanating from the toilet.
The work to repair the toilet near DC's chamber, which is being used by the staff, is underway. But what about the public toilets on the premises. Who will repair them, question the hapless visitors.

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