Every household in Hawas village will have toilets by June 10 this year under Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Programme, which is covered under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The Punjab government will be spending more than Rs 1,100 crore for this programme, under which 6.25 lakh toilets would be constructed in the state, out of which around 26,000 would be constructed in Ludhiana district.
Jaswinder Singh Chahal, executive engineer, Department of Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS), Punjab, said the Hawas village on Rahon Road is the first village of Ludhiana district which has been chosen under Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Programme.
He informed that this programme has been launched in the Ludhiana district with the efforts of Punjab irrigation minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon.
Chahal said once this programme gets completed in Hawas, another programme for solid and liquid waste management for the cleanliness of village ponds and other such purposes would be started in the village. He informed that under this particular programme, another grant of Rs 12 lakh would be granted for the development of the village.
Ajmer Singh Bhagpur, chairman, Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana, said once the programme is completed at Hawas village, its name would be recommended by the Punjab government for Nirmal Gram Award, which is given by the Union government.
Bhag Singh Maangarh, chairman, Zila Parishad, Ludhiana, said that after the completion of the programme in this village, the same project would be started in around 900 villages of the Ludhiana district in a phased manner.