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Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
09-March-2011 13:57 IST
RD Ministry Releases Rs. 11.17 Crores Under TSC for Nagaland

 

                                The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth  Rs. 1117.46 Lakh   (Rs. Eleven   Crore Seventeen  Lakh and Forty Six Thousand only)  to the state of    Nagaland under Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) of Central Rural Sanitation Programme   during the current financial year 2009-10.

 

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.

Dimapur

259.73

2.

Kohima

107.46

3.

Mon

70.49

4.

Phek

195.69

5.

Tuensang

82.74

6.

Zunhebota

148.50

7.

Kiphire

116.15

8.

Longleng

136.70

 

TOTAL

1117.46

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 Centers (PCs). The main goal of the government is to eradicate the practice of open defecation by 2010. To give a fillip to this endeavour, government has launched Nirmal Gram Puraskar to recognize the efforts in terms of cash awards for fully covered PRIs and those individuals and institutions who have contributed significantly in ensuring full sanitation coverage in their area of operation. The project is being implemented in rural areas taking district as a unit of implementation.

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