Daijiworld News Network - Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore Feb 3: Food, shelter, clothing and a job. That’s not all. We also have other needs, of which sanitation takes the priority. One may be surprised that over 70,084 houses in the district do not have toilets!
Although this is a sad state of affairs, the good news is that efforts are on to construct one toilet for each household under the Swacha Gram Yojana.
This was revealed by the nodal officer for district Nairmalya Samiti Takatrao vide a press release.
Several plans have been chalked out which include campaigns for overall health and hygiene under the department of rural development and panchayat raj, Karnataka rural water supply department and Nairmalya Samitis. They also include creation of awareness among the people on health. Gram panchayat level nodal officers have also been appointed.
Out of the 64,469 families coming under the jurisdiction of gram panchayats in Mangalore taluk over 12,483 houses do not have toilets. Out of this 423 families belong to the schedule tribe and live below the poverty line, while 54 are above poverty line.
Bantwal taluk has 7532 families who are above poverty line and 11,078 below poverty line with no toilet facilities.
Puttur has 3109 families living above poverty line but without toilets and 6457 living below poverty line with no toilets.
Of the 24,257 families with no toilet facilities in Sullia, 4,235 are above poverty line and 3,107 are below poverty line.
Beltangady has 45,701 families with no toilet facilities of which 190 are above poverty line and 2517 live below poverty line.