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Inspired by Swachh Bharat, Kanpur woman sells mangalsutra to build toilet

india Updated: Oct 14, 2016 10:46 IST
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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi. Inspired by the initiative, a resident of Vidhnu village in Kanpur district has built a toilet by selling her ‘mangalsutra’. (PIB Photo)

Inspired by Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a resident of Vidhnu village in Kanpur district has built a toilet by selling her ‘mangalsutra’.

Latha Diwakar has become an inspiration in the region for taking on her husband aggressively after disclosing that she had sold her mangalsutra for Rs 17,000 to complete her goal.

Latha’s husband, Baburam always gave an excuse that money should be spent on their daughter’s marriage rather than on building a toilet.

Diwakar said she also sold her calf as she discovered that the cost of building a toilet is Rs 25,000.

Babulal finally caved in after realising the importance of sanitation and readily supported his wife.