Punjab govt to launch scheme for toilets in rural areas

  • None, Kambo (Amritsar)
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2014 17:41 IST

Aiming to ensure better sanitation and hygiene, Punjab government would launch a new programme for constructing a toilet in every rural house.

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, "The state government will soon launch a new scheme for constructing toilets in every rural household. This scheme will be implemented from the next fiscal year to benefit the rural populace."

Badal said he had directed the concerned officers to complete the necessary formalities in this regard.

The chief minister also said he would soon conduct "sangat darshan" programmes in border villages of the state to boost the pace of overall development there.

The chief minister also assured the people, who were affected by heavy rains in the region, would be duly compensated for the damage caused.

He said the deputy commissioner would conduct surveys following which the compensation would be awarded to the aggrieved people.

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