Ludhiana: For making the Swachh Bharat Mission successful in the real terms, providing toilets to every household and for encouraging people to use clean toilets, the District Administration Ludhiana has started ‘Selfie with my Shauchalya’ campaign. Under this initiative, the beneficiaries of toilets provided by Punjab government and Bharti Foundation have been urged to click a selfie with their toilet. And that particular toilet which would be the cleanest and having all facilities, its owner would be specially honoured by the District Administration on October 2, 2016.
Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat said that this campaign has been started for encouraging the masses about the use of clean toilets having all facilities. He said that every household is being provided free toilets to people by the Water Supply and Sanitation Department of the Punjab government and the Bharti Foundation. He said some families are spending money on their toilets from their own pocket and adding facilities such as wash basin etc, which is appreciable. He said this campaign has been started with an aim to encourage such beneficiaries.
He said that all those beneficiaries who submit their selfies by September 30, 2016, the winner of best selfie would be specially honoured by the District Administration on October 2, 2016. He said that the motivators, who are educating the masses in this direction, would also be honoured.
Ravi Bhagat informed that the District Administration has set itself a target of October 31, 2016 for making Ludhiana district “Open Defecation Free” and all rural households of the district would have toilet facility by then. In district Ludhiana, a total of 26, 107 toilets are to be constructed, out of which around 20,000 have already been constructed, whereas the construction of 6,000 toilets in a single day would also start in a single day, just like the construction of 5,000 toilets was started in a single day on July 12, 2016. He informed that the constriction of all these toilets would be completed by October 31, 2016. The Water Supply and Sanitation Department of Punjab government would construct 8,000 toilets while the Bharti Foundation would construct 18,000 toilets.
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