|September 25, 2018 at 11:16 am #8308|
Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Monday asked the Navelim panchayat to carry out ward-wise survey of non-functional toilets in the village.
Speaking at Swachhata drive, Faleiro said Navelim panchayat received an award from the governor for garbage handling, however, there was a need to keep improving and raising the bar and the panchayat cannot remain complacent.
He said the idea of Swachh Bharat is revival of Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of a clean India and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be commended for revival of ideas of Gandhiji.
He said today the government is preparing for making the state open-defecation free, however, many toilets which were built have remained as mere monuments as the government nor the panchayat has funds to repair and revive these toilets.
He asked the panchayat to carry out a survey to identify how many houses have operational toilets, how many have toilets but not functioning and how many houses do not have toilets. He said the government has assured to devise a scheme to provide modern toilets to those who do not have proper toilets and Navelim should be prepared to be the first to implement the scheme as and when it comes.
Scientists from ICAR Nibedita Nayak, Maruthadurai R, B K Saha from West Bengal and Eleterio Carneiro delivered lectures on waste management. The participants later held a cleanliness drive around Navelim.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Navelim VP asked to carry out survey over toilets“