Agra residents to get monetary aid for constructing toilets

Tue, 2015-10-20 14:44 -- SCC India Staff

In its bid to stop open defecation and make the city cleaner, the Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) is offering Rs 8,000 per household for construction of new toilets in houses without the basic facility.

In order to avail the cash benefit, the resident who is constructing the toilet in his/ her house has to coordinate with the local sanitary inspector, who in turn will have to take photographs of the construction constuction and submit a report the civic body.

According to a Times of India news report, CP Sharma, zonal sanitary officer for the AMC said, "The Centre and Uttar Pradesh government are offering an incentive of Rs 4,000 each for helping households without toilets build them. People have to start construction of toilet in their houses and AMC will transfer the funds to their bank account after receiving reports and photographs of construction by local sanitary inspectors."

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