August 13, 2016 1:10:16 am
After constructing 11,000 toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission to end open defecation by contributing Rs seven crore, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration has now sought Rs 10 crore for connecting these toilets with drainage lines. It has also sought appointment of consultants for third party audit of these toilets.
In a proposal tabled in the standing committee, the PMC administration said the work for construction of individual toilets was going on in the slums as per the plans to bring an end to open defecation by October 2.
As per the programme, the union and state government allots Rs 4,000 and Rs 8,000, respectively, for construction of each toilet and the PMC contributes Rs 6,000, while ensuring Rs 4,000 of the beneficiary.
The civic administration said the individual toilets constructed needed to be connected with the PMC drainage system for sewage treatment.
On third party audit of the toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission, the PMC said, “The construction of toilets is being done through various private agencies with the funds provided by the Union and state governments and the PMC. Thus, it is necessary to check the quality of the toilets.”
Municipal chief Kunal Kumar said that the consultancy charges for the third party audit would be paid from the Rs 7 crore of the PMC contribution towards the scheme.
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