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Survey to Improve Sanitation in City Limits

Published: 01st August 2015 05:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2015 05:11 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:A team of officials from coimbatore corporation is conducting a survey under the Centre's Swachh Bharat Mission here.

The survey that began on Wednesday will conclude on Saturday. The team would identify houses without toilets, places without proper solid waste management facilities etc. and submit a detailed report to the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation by Monday.

The Central government has directed all local bodies to come up with a detailed report and take steps to improve sanitation.

An official, told Express, “Sanitary inspectors of Coimbatore Corporation are conducting the survey. Based on that, we have to suggest measures to improve sanitation and also educate public regarding hygiene.”

In panchayat and municipal areas, health officials will conduct the survey.

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, residents will get Rs 12,000, which will be shared by State and Central governments,  for constructing toilets.

According to sources, the Central government has also directed the local bodies to form a task force for the effective implementation of the mission.

In corporations, the task force will have Mayor, Commissioner, Chief Health Officer, Sanitary inspectors, NGOs etc and in panchayat areas, it will have panchayat president, health officials and NGOs, sources added.

As per the survey conducted in Vilankurichi, Kalapatti and Vaiyampalayam wards, over 500 people are defecating in open places. However, about half of them have toilets in their houses.

“Eradication of open defecation is the sole aim of the mission. It would be difficult to construct toilets in some areas. In such places, we will construct public toilets,” said an official.



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