Ban open defecation in villages: MLA Bajireddy

Ban open defecation in villages: MLA Bajireddy
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Nizamabad (Rural) MLA Bajireddi Goverdhan said that the people’s representatives should strive for clean villages and they should take steps to completely ban open defecation in the villages. Participating  in a in an awareness camp on Open Defecation Free villages at TTDC centre in the town on Tuesday along with the District Collector Yogita Rana, Goverdhan said  that the Telangana government.

Dichpally (Nizamabad): Nizamabad (Rural) MLA Bajireddi Goverdhan said that the people’s representatives should strive for clean villages and they should take steps to completely ban open defecation in the villages. Participating in a in an awareness camp on Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages at TTDC centre in the town on Tuesday along with the District Collector Yogita Rana, Goverdhan said that the Telangana government was investing crores of rupees for the social and economical betterment of people living in rural areas.

He said all families in villages should construct lavatories in their houses and keep them clean for improving the hygienic conditions. The MLA recalled that he also worked as the Chimanpally Sarpanch earlier and and played a key role in serving the villagers. He urged the sarpanches and local bodies representatives to encourage the people to construct the individual lavatories in their houses. Goverdhan said that in his rural constituency, there were 110 villages and 78, 000 families and they already built individual lavatories in 58,000 houses and it is not impossible to construct another 20,000 lavatories.

If we try with dedication and commitment, we could reach the target within one month, the MLA added. District Collector Yogita Rana said that a pilot project was taken up in Nizamabad district to construct lavatories in the villages of the Nizamabad (rural), Balkonda, Banswada and Armoor constituencies. She said in these four constituencies, there were 343 villages and lavatories were required for 62,985 families. While 59,718 families have already paid for the lavatories, a few families have not paid.

Lavatories would be constructed to make the four assembly constituencies as ideal constituencies. The District Collector requested the village sarpanches to persuade the beneficiaries to pay the amount by March 20. Rana said that the State government would give several incentives to the ODF gram panchayaties like sanctioning Rs 50,000 for library development funds, introduction of digital education in their high schools and providing school equipment to their village anganwadi schools and sanctioning rickshaws.

The MLC V.G.Goud, Joint Collector Ravinder Reddy, RDO Yadi Reddy and DWMA project director Venkateshwarlu were present on the occassion.

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