Seven Telangana districts declared ODF: KTR

MA&UD Minister K T Rama Rao said that out of the total 44.05 lakh households in the State, 25.86 lakh households are having toilets and toilets for the remaining 18.18 lakh households would be constructed on a war-footing.

By Author   |   Published: 14th Nov 2017   10:30 pm Updated: 14th Nov 2017   11:07 pm
Hyderabad ODF stormwater drains
File Photo: Minister for Municipal Administration K T Rama Rao speaks at the Legislative Council.

Hyderabad: So far 3,012 villages, 99 mandals and seven districts in the State have been declared Open Defection Free ( ODF) and efforts were on to make the entire State ODF by October, 2018, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao said on Tuesday.

Replying to a question raised by Naradasu Laxman Rao during the question hour in the Legislative Council, the Minister said under Swacha Bharath Mission (SBM) and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), works were on to construct toilets in all habitations in the State.

Rao said that out of the total 44.05 lakh households in the State, 25.86 lakh households are having toilets and toilets for the remaining 18.18 lakh households would be constructed on a war-footing. “All pending bills will be released and government has set aside Rs 2,182 crore to complete the project by October, 2018” the Minister said, adding that toilets were constructed in 99 per cent of municipal areas in the State with funding of Rs 100 crore.