Bihar Govt To Build Over 7 Lakh Toilets In 4 Years

| } May 12 , 2016 , 21:03 IST
Nitish-Kumar1To achieve the target of constructing a toilet in every household, an important component of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's 'seven resolves', Bihar government plans to build 7,52,863 toilets in the next four years, a senior officer said on Thursday. The state government would spend Rs 602 crore to achieve this target, Principal Secretary of Urban Development Department Chaitnya Prasad said. The Centre will give Rs 4,000, while the state would provide Rs 8,000 for every toilet built, he said. "Work is underway for construction of 38,155 toilets. There is a target to build 3 lakh toilets in the financial year 2016-17," Prasad said. The Urban Development Department is entrusted to implement three out of the seven resolves of the Chief Minister which has been adopted by his ministry as policy of governance. GIS mapping would be conducted simultaneously in all 69 towns of the state which would be a record in the country, Prasad said, adding after getting approval of the state Cabinet for Patna Metro, a detailed project report has been sent to the Centre.