GTU students build 9k toilets in 107 villages

Posted by The Open Page | 11th April 2017

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has channelised the energy of its students to construct 9,000 toilets in 107 villages across the state last fortnight. While 6,000 students of the National Service Scheme (NSS) wing of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) courses from 57 colleges gave voluntary labour for two days, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) spent Rs 12,000 on each toilet to provide materials and two masons to complete the task. A similar exercise will be undertaken between September 25 to October 2 to build more toilets in state’s villages.
According to state government sources, a total of 69 lakh toilets were required to be built in Gujarat to make it open defecation free and 80% of the target has already been achieved. So, only 15 to 16 lakh toilets are left to be built by 2019 end.
Commissioner of Technical Education Anis Mankad said, “We have decided to launch a similar exercise in this regard between September 25 and October 2.”

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