New Delhi: Government today approved an
increase in the unit cost of toilets to be built in schools
under the Total Sanitation Campaign.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the
revised unit cost from Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000 (Rs 38,500 for
difficult and hilly regions) to enable construction of good
quality toilets as per plan and specifications.
The revised unit cost will be made effective from
April 1, 2010.
It also approved increase in revision of unit cost of
Anganwadi toilets being constructed under the Total Sanitation
Campaign from the existing Rs 5000 to Rs 8000 (Rs 10,000 for
difficult and hilly terrains).
However, there will be no change in the funding pattern,
the Cabinet decided.
The revision will cost the Government an additional
financial burden of Rs 353.74 crore.