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Thursday June 02, 2011 08:43:58 PM, IANS

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New Delhi: The very poor in India can now build toilets at their home -- for Rs.300. The rest of the money will come from the central and state governments.

This was decided by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday.

The cabinet approved an extra Rs.1,348 crore to construct toilets under the "total sanitation campaign" meant for those living below poverty line (BPL).

An official statement said the allocation for each BPL household for building a toilet (latrine) had been increased from Rs.2,200 to Rs.3,200.

The amount would go up from Rs.2,700 to Rs.3,700 if the houses are located in "difficult and hilly areas".

The people profiting from the scheme need to put in Rs.300, the statement said.

"State governments are allowed the flexibility to provide higher incentive for a household toilet. The BPL household may contribute towards value addition to the basic unit at its own expense," it said.

The revised rates would be effective from June 1.

The increase is expected to put an additional expenditure of Rs.1,348.26 crore on the central government.

The states together will also have to bear an additional expenditure of Rs.577 crore.

The decision is expected to speed up the pace of construction of toilets, resulting in better sanitation coverage in rural areas.

It is expected that all rural households will have access to sanitation facilities by March 2015.

The government has so far motivated 7.14 crore rural households to create sanitation facilities. These includes 3.85 crore BPL households.




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