Mangaluru, May 6: Swachh Bharat mission week will be observed from May 4th to 8thduring which 120 volunteers of Swachh Bharat mission will conduct the survey and enter the details in the website, said MCC Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati.
Addressing the press meet at the MCC conference hall here on May 6th, Hephsiba Rani said, all the urban local bodies have been given target to finish the survey by May 8th. The Swachh Bharat mission has the target of providing nine lakh toilets by 2019. Our target is to provide toilets to individual household and also do the survey to see whether the existing toilets are functioning properly or not.
As per the Swachh Bharat Mission, all the beneficiaries will be provided with the benefits. Every home will be given Rs 4,000 for toilet construction from central government and state will provide minimum of Rs 1,330 to every home. Post the survey, the application will be given to beneficiaries.
One help desk will be available at MCC office. Community toilets will also be constructed, for which minimum of 25 women or men in a particular area is required and total construction cost should not exceed Rs 65,000 and centre will provide 60% and state will bear 40% of the cost. This scheme is very good and all the beneficiaries must utilize this, she said.
Applicant has to provide two photos, Aadhar card, electricity bill, and bank details. In two phases, the money will be transferred directly to the bank account of the beneficiary. It will be monitored whether the money given is used for the toilet construction in every house or not.
As per the latest survey in MCC limits, only 150 houses require toilets. She has asked the citizens to co-operate during the survey.
Following are the objectives Swachh Bharat mission:
*Modern and Scientific Municipal Solid Waste Management.
*To effect behavioural change regarding healthy sanitation practices.
*Create awareness about sanitation and its linkage with public health.
*Capacity Augmentation for ULBs.
*Elimination of open defecation.
*Eradication of Manual Scavenging.
*To create an enabling environment for private sector participation in Capex (capital expenditure) and Opex (operation and maintenance).
During the press meet, Deputy Commissioner of MCC Gokuldas Nayak, was present.