Saturday, 21 February 2015
Dial-a-Toilet launched in Namakkal district : Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
To help people get necessary information for constructing toilets in their houses, a round-the-clock dedicated phone numbers were launched here on Friday.
As part of the ‘Eradication of Open Defecation’, project funded by Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, LEAF Society here has launched the ‘Dial-a-Toilet’ project. The phone numbers are: 81442-23969, 81442-26314.
Details on designing toilets, material requirements, construction methods, availability of qualified masons, estimates, loan, usage techniques, promotions of kitchen gardens using waste water, and designs for physically challenged toilets will be available at these numbers.
The project was inaugurated by P. Selvarajan, Head of Division, State Planning Commission of Tamil Nadu in the presence of S. L. Sathiya Nesan, Director LEAF Society and officials from District Rural Development Agency.
Under the State Balance Growth Fund scheme, Namakkal, Villupuram, Tiruchy, Pudukottai, and Dindigul districts have been selected for implementing the pilot project aimed at eradicating open defecation.
Mr. Sathiya Nesan told The Hindu that LEAF Society is implementing the project through DRDA in Namakkal district. The aim was to construct 15,000 individual latrines by 2015 and reduce open defecation in 24 village panchayats in a span of three years.
The phone numbers are: 81442-23969, 81442-26314
Source: The Hindu, 21st feb 2015