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Punjab to spend Rs 550 crore on building toilets in rural areas

To ensure proper hygiene Punjab Government has decided to spend more than Rs 550 crore on the construction of toilets in rural areas
Punjab to spend Rs 550 crore on building toilets in rural areas

The Punjab Government has decided to spend more than Rs 550 crore on the construction of toilets in rural areas in order to ensure proper hygiene in the state.

Punjab’s Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said that it is essential to have proper toilets in every household to avoid serious health hazards resulting from open defecation.

The Minister further said the government also provides financial assistance of Rs 15,000 to those who initiate construction of toilets in their houses.

One of the goals of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to construct toilet for every rural household in the count.
 

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