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Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
09-March-2011 13:53 IST
RD Ministry Releases Rs 27.23 crores Under TSC for Meghalaya

 

                                The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth  Rs. 2723.83 Lakh (Rs. Twenty Seven Crore Twenty Three Lakh and Eighty Three Thousand only)  to the state of  Meghalaya  under Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) of Central Rural Sanitation Programme   during 2010-11.

 

The details of the Central Share to the State is as follows :

 

S.No.

                Name of the District

Amount of instalment

being Released  (Rs. in lakhs)

1.

Ri Bhoi

165.27

2.

East Garo Hills

432.29

3.

Jaintia Hills

426.71

4.

East Garo Hills

335.07

5.

West Garo Hills

803.60

6.

West Khasi Hills

560.89

 

TOTAL

2723.83

The purpose of the release is to accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas and access to toilets for all by 2012. Total Sanitation Campaign is a comprehensive programme to ensure sanitation facilities in rural areas with broader goal to eradicate the practice of open defecation. TSC as a part of reform principles was initiated in 1999 when Central Rural Sanitation Programme was restructured making it demand driven and people centric. It follows a principle of “low to no subsidy” where a nominal subsidy in the form of incentive is given to rural poor households for construction of toilets. TSC gives strong emphasis on Information, Education and Communication (IEC), Capacity Building and Hygiene Education for effective behaviour change with involvement of PRIs, CBOs, and NGOs etc. The key intervention areas are Individual household latrines (IHHL), School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE), Community Sanitary Complex, Anganwadi toilets supported by Rural Sanitary Marts (RSMs) and Production Centres (PCs).

 

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