District administrations with the help of UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and other state government departments are going to launch primary solid waste management and water supply management at the rural areas of the district which in all probability would be the first such initiative in the country. Sharad Dwivedi, the district magistrate said this after holding a meeting with the block administrative officials in presence of a national level UNICEF official today.
“This is a project under Nirmal Bangla Aviyan and thanks to the state government that we have got all sorts of support to implement the project,” Dwivedi said to the scribes.
“We started the drive to ensure toilets for all families at all villages under three gram panchayets adjacent to the Ganga. Later, villages under 33 other gram panchayets were included too. Before, some private agencies were asked to build toilets for the families residing at the rural areas with the fund offered by the state government. But what we noticed is in some areas many families constructed the toilets themselves,” the DM said.
“Each family is supposed to get Rs 12000 for a toilet. We have decided to offer Rs 7000 to the 1200 families in Gazole, who constructed the toilets already with personal efforts. The remaining Rs 5000 for each of the family would be collectively handed over to the respective village body to make primary solid waste management and water supply scheme at the concerned village. If any amount is still in hand, it could be utilized for construction and renovation of roads at those villages,” Dwivedi said.
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