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UD Ministry seeks Swachh action plans from DUSIB and 3 MCDs in a week

Ministry of Urban Development today sought Action Plans from Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) and the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi in a week’s time for construction of required number of Community and Public Toilet seats and Individual Household Toilets for making Delhi ‘Open Defecation Free’ at the earliest. 

Shri Durga Shanker Mishra today held detailed discussion with the officials of DUSIB and the three MCDs in this regard and stressed on the need to make the national capital ODF by October this year. He directed these agencies to come with necessary action plans for further discussion on July 4th. 

Issues relating to availability of land for building toilets at 24 locations along railway tracks were discussed in details. Joint teams of DUSIB and Northern Railway were asked to undertake site inspection at these locations for making available mobile toilets or pre-fabricated toilet units with septic tanks as appropriate and report at the next meeting. 

In Delhi, DUSIB has been entrusted with the task of building Community and Public Toilet seats whose requirement is assessed to be 27,000 toilet seats of which 18,000 seats have been reported to have been made available so far. MCDs were asked to enable construction of necessary individual household toilets whose requirement is felt to be not substantial. It was reported in the meeting that so far only 1,200 applications have been received for construction of individual household toilets. 

Shri Mishra will discuss the action plans on July 4th before Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu takes a meeting with Mayors, Municipal Commissioners and DUSIB soon thereafter. 



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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