Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Rehman Veeri has asked the department to construct community sanitary complexes (CSC) in educational, health institutions and at tourist places under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and stressed for sustainability of the facility.
The minister said this while chairing a meeting convened to discuss the action plan in this regard with the senior officers of Education, RDD, Health, Tourism and PHE department.
Addressing the officers, the minister said that SBM-G has a provision of constructing community sanitary complex in places where footfall of people is high. He said these facilities need to be properly managed for its better usage. The CSC fosters the cognitive development of healthy sanitation practices in the community, he added.
“Community sanitary complexes need to be constructed in educational, health institutions and at popular tourist places so that students, people visiting health institutions and tourist would be provided separate toilet facilities for men and women”, the minister added.
With regard to creation of such facility at health institutions in the state, the minister directed the Health department to come up with the details of such institutions especially PHCs/CHCs.
“It has been felt that outdoor patients and their attendants during their visit to the health institutions feel inconvenience for the need of toilet facilities. All such institutions should be identified and details be provided to RD department so that CSC’s be constructed for the benefit of people”, the minister said.