Districts in Rajasthan must ensure every house under PMAY-G has a toilet – ET RealEstate

JAIPUR: The rural development department ACS (additional chief secretary) Rohit Kumar Singh has directed the collectors to ensure that every house built under PMAY-G should have a toilet, built under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), and not a single eligible family should be left behind. Currently, according the department data, around 2 lakh eligible families/households are yet get toilets.

The CAG report had found several deficiencies in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) in the state.

Among the sample completed houses, 31.02% houses remain vacant or are being used for non-residential purposes while 49.15% houses have no toilets despite the state being declared open defecation free (ODF), said the report.

โ€œWhen the CAG report was prepared, around 12.79 lakh families were without toilets in Rajasthan even as they were eligible for it under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). In the last one-and-a-half year, of the total 12.79 lakh families, toilets have been built for over 10.7 lakh families. Now, only 2 lakh families are left behind,โ€ said rural development special secretary P C Kishan.

โ€œThe concept of LOB (left out of baseline) and NOLB (no one left behind) was also not there during that time. We could not build their toilets/give them incentives during that time as they were not categorized in the baseline. It was introduced later,โ€ he added.

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