Tripura aims to make 1,118 villages open defecation free

Agartala: The Left Front government in Tripura has announced to achieve open defecation free status for all the 1,118 villages of the sate under Swachh Bharat Mission in the coming financial year.
Talking to the media Finance Minister Tapan Chakraborty said the state budget has made adequate allocation to ensure the open defecation free villages within a year, which was targeted in 2015-16.
He said last year the state government had decided to declare 491 villages in both tribal and non-tribal localities as open defecation free by providing 92,047 individual household latrines.
“So far 40,642 household latrines have already been built and remaining 78,574 household latrines are in progress. The state has also undertaken task to replace defunct toilets for a total of 83,916 in current financial year,” Chakraborty stated. (UNI)

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