Telangana’s Sricilla to be India’s first ‘open defecation-free’ constituency

Telangana’s Sircilla Assembly segment, which has 92 villages, is likely to become the first constituency in the country to have toilets in every household by October 2.

Local residents have now put up warnings in villages that anyone caught defecating in the open would be fined Rs 100 to Rs 500. Represented by K T Rama Rao, state minister for Panchayati Raj and IT, Sircilla earlier had very few households with toilets and most villagers defecated in the open.

In the past couple of years, many households built their individual toilets, but at least 12,505 households across the mandals of Sircilla, Mustabad, Gambiraopet and Yellareddypet remained without toilets.

Source: The Indian Express

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