1.5L Rural Families to get Toilets

To end open defecation in rural areas, the government has proposed Gourava Yojane, a new programme under which bathroom-cum-toilets will be constructed for 1.5 lakh rural families. The toilets will be built under NREGA and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA).

Published: 15th February 2014 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2014 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

To end open defecation in rural areas, the government has proposed Gourava Yojane, a new programme under which bathroom-cum-toilets will be constructed for 1.5 lakh rural families. The toilets will be built under NREGA and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA).

In the Budget, the government has proposed a separate washing, bathroom and toilet complex to be constructed in 1,000 villages in partnership with public organisations and NGOs or by utilising NREGA funds.

Drinking Water Units in Villages

As per a survey conducted in 2013-14, drinking water in 3,207 villages was found to be contaminated with fluorides and other chemicals. A scheme to supply pure drinking water is underway in 2,678 of these villages.

The Budget has provided for purified drinking water units to be established in 1,000 villages.

Schemes will be implemented to address drinking water problem in 77 villages.

all-round development for villages

 Action plan will be drawn for development of 20-km roads in each rural Assembly constituency. Of this, six km connectivity will be provided to villages with majority of residents belonging to SC/STs

 Grama Vikas Yojane, a three-year programme, will be implemented for all-round development of five villages in each Assembly constituency, including two villages having more population of SC/STs

 Abdul Nazir Sab Rural Training Institute and its regional branches will be developed with `6 crore

 The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development has been provided `2 crore

 Roadside plantations, will be developed and maintained for five years, along 3,000 km rural roads, under Saalu Marada Thimmakka Neralu scheme

 6,000 mukthidhamas, one for each gram panchayat, with all basic facilities, will be developed under NREGA scheme

 Godowns will be constructed in each GP for storage of good grains of villagers and VSSNs

 Construction of Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras will be taken up in 300 GPs at a cost of `16.25 lakh each

 Two lakh individual works, in eligible cases, will be taken up under the NREGA scheme

 The institution of social audit and ombudsman will be strengthened to ensure public awareness about asset creation through NREGA and other rural development schemes

 Computer centres will be set up in 1,000 rural habitations where most backward, SC/STs are settled

 Honorarium of elected representatives of PRIs to be doubled

 PRI elected representatives to be trained, at a cost of Rs 1 crore, through Hampi Kannada University

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