BMC to okay private toilets in slums

Mon, 2015-09-28 16:50 -- SCC India Staff

Keeping in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is all set to allow construction of private toilets in Mumbai slum area.

BMC LogoThe civic body has already begun removing administrative hurdles to pave the way for construction of private toilet blocks for slum dwellers, which until date was dis-allowed.

According to a BMC survey, almost 11 lakh people in its city limits use public toilets, while over 30,000 citizens defecate in the open.

BMC's Additional Municipal Commissioner Pallavi Darade was quoted by New Indian Express newspaper as saying that allowing slum dwellers to construct private toilets is part of Union Urban Development Ministry's plan to implement its Swachh Bharat plan. "We surveyed 11 lakh slum households and found that even who used community toilets wanted to have their own private and individual toilets."

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