The Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department has provided 5.75 lakh individual household toilets in all villages at Rs 862.5 crore.

As per the department, as many as 7,152 toilets had been built at schools in rural areas at Rs. 32.99 crore.

Meanwhile, as many 1,330 toilets will be constructed at anganwadi centres at Rs.4.66 crore and water supply for sanitation in 467 schools will be arranged at Rs 5.77 crore.

To maintain the status of Open Defecation Free (ODF) state in 2021, the department has set a target to manage solid and liquid waste in seven blocks with the help of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, phase-II.

The department has also released Rs 3.31 crore to 79 gram panchayats for management of solid waste and Rs 21.02 crore has been released to 904 gram panchayats for liquid waste management, besides releasing Rs 32.70 crore for construction of 1,557 community sanitary complexes in 1,545 villa

Source: February 07, 2021, The Tribune