This Gandhi Jayanthi, Sircilla will have a Swachh celebration! Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao announced that by Oct 2nd, a whopping 12000 toilets would be built in the constituency. This will help Sircilla become one of the first assembly constituencies in the country to become 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) constituency.
A few weeks back, the minister has launched a massive publicity campaign to educate the rural folks about Swachh Sircilla initiative and the importance of toilets. This was done by cultural troups and also advertisements on local cable television.
Later “Swachh Dhoot” – ambassadors for this toilets initiative were appointed in the constituency. Every Swachh Dhoot was given a target of 10-20 toilets and were provided with an incentive on completion of target. A bank account was opened for each village, to deposit the government assistance for this program. A village-level Sanitation & Drinking Water Committee was formed, which will procure the necessary construction materials for construction of toilets. Nodal officers were appointed at village, mandal and constituency level.
Works have already begun towards this and are continuing in a brisk pace. The minister is personally monitoring the progress of the construction of toilets. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department officials are working overtime and are leaving no stone unturned to complete the initiative on time.
Peoples’ representatives of the local bodies, including Sarpanchs, MPTCs & ZPTCs have been tasked with completion of these toilets in their respective constituencies. The people of Sircilla constituency are coming forward in large numbers, to be a part of this unique initiative.