RAJAHMUNDRY: The government is planning to involve private agencies and non-governmental organisations in the construction of toilets in 659 major panchayats across the state as a part of the Swachh Bharat programme.
The government has also allowed private bodies to supply drinking water to people at at the rate of `3 for 20 litres under the Sujala Sravanthi scheme.
Participating in a workshop conducted on Swachh Bharat at Sri Venkateswara Anam Kala Kendram here on Thursday, panchayatraj commissioner Ramanjaneyulu said due to the lack of co-ordination among various departments, many works were lying incomplete.
Sarpanches should be involved in the programme for its successful completion, he said and added that villages along the national highways should be converted into Swachh villages. Collector H Arun Kumar said, if necessary, 50,000 additional toilets would be sanctioned and asked the mandal development officers to furnish details in two days.
Panchayatraj additional commissionser Sudhakar was present.