Toi­lets for 20 tribal fam­i­lies

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

same time last year, they were strug­gling to keep ants from bit­ing their legs as they con­ducted their bod­ily func­tions in the open.

Most mem­bers of these fam­i­lies are labour­ers or en­gaged in self-help groups. These fam­i­lies dipped into their mea­gre sav­ings and got a toi­let con­structed next to their homes in Novem­ber, but the in­or­di­nately long wait for the money to be re­im­bursed by the gov­ern­ment, un­der the Swachh Bharat Ab­hiyan, put them un­der fi­nan­cial strain.

An ap­pli­ca­tion was filed un­der RTI by an NGO seek­ing de­tails of el­i­gi­ble ben­e­fi­cia­ries un­der the Swachh Bharat Ab­hiyan.

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