10,000 cr for sanitation, waste management in villages near Pune

Pune, July 4, 2013: The Centre has approved the state government’s Rs 10,392-crore plan for implementation of sanitation and waste management projects in rural areas. The plan will be implemented in 27,902 villages across 33 districts over the next 10 years till 2022.
State minister for water supply and sanitation Dilip Sopal, on Wednesday, said, “The approval will be a boost for implementation of sanitation schemes in rural areas under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan a Union government’s initiative.” The project plan was revised by the government after a survey of all the 27,902 gram panchayats. The plan was put before the national scheme sanctioning committee which approved it recently. The department will now hold meetings at the division-level to chalk out a detailed plan to implement various schemes.
The plan mainly focuses on construction of household latrines, community sanitary complexes, school and anganwadi toilets and latrine facilities for physically challenged citizens. It will also focus on solid and liquid waste management at the village and block-levels.
Sopal said the plan will also focus on conducting awareness drives at the village-level to educate citizens about the importance of sanitation and waste management which will have a separate budget. The funds will be utilized in phases over the next 10 years and will be allotted based on the population of every village.
Each district will also be asked to prepare annual implementation plan, he said. Sopal was in the city to inaugurate the state government’s dindi of cleanliness and gram sabha. The dindi will travel along with the palkhi procession till Pandharpur to educate and create awareness among devotees. (Source: TNN)

04-07-2014 | Posted by Admin