4.35 lakh household toilets in urban areas
New Delhi: Over four lakh individual household toilets have been constructed in urban areas of the country since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission in October last year, according to officials.
Apart from 4,35,805 toilets constructed in urban areas till July this year, 22,419 toilet seats were made available and the number of municipal wards reporting 100 per cent door-to-door collection of municipal solid waste was also increasing.
The Mission in urban areas is being implemented at a cost of Rs 62,009 crore.
During July this year, 52,473 household toilets and 3,786 community and public toilet seats were constructed in urban areas.
Cent percent door-to-door collection of solid waste has been achieved in 2,562 wards during the last month, according to a senior Urban Development Ministry official involved with the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Lead performers in building household toilets during the last month included Gujarat which constructed 33,670 toilets, accounting for 64 per cent of the total toilets built in urban areas of the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh (7244), Punjab (5677), Karnataka (1845), Haryana (1829), Chattisgarh (1676), Mizoram (300), Rajasthan (167), Manipur (41) and Uttarakhand (22).
Haryana, Mizoram and Manipur have reported for the first time construction of household toilets during July this year.
In construction of community and public toilets in July this year, Madhyra Pradesh led the effort with 1550 toilet seats, followed by Rajasthan (640), Tamil Nadu (600), Telangana (530) and Odisha (420).
As far as Delhi is concerned, the official said, it has reported repair and renovation of about 4,500 dysfunctional community and public toilets till July.
With regard to progress in solid waste management in July, Jammu & Kashmir led others having reported 100 per cent door-to-door collection of municipal waste in 989 wards, followed by Andhra Pradesh (777), Rajasthan (215), Haryana (196), UP (184), MP (110) and Maharashtra in 76 wards.
Out of the 78,003 municipal wards in the country, 31,470 wards have so far reported 100 per cent door-to-door collection of solid waste, including the progress achieved before the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission.