Burdwan: Altogether 80,000 individual household toilets have been constructed in Burdwan district during the current financial year, which is a record, a top district official said on Sunday.
The 80,000 individual toilets both in Below Poverty Line (BPL) and in Above Poverty Line (APL) households have been constructed in the district between April 2013 till February this year, which is a record, Burdwan District Magistrate Saumitra Mohan said.
The Government of India has set a target that by March 2017 every individual household in the country should have a toilet.
But all households in Burdwan district would have individual toilets by March 2015 which is two years before the deadline set by the Centre, Mohan said.
Asked the reason for the success in constructing such a huge number of toilets, the district magistrate said rigorous monitoring and intensive field visits by district officials led by him are delivering sterling results.
In the financial year 2011-2012 around 50,645 toilets were constructed in both BPL and APL households in the district, he said.
In the last financial year 2012-2013 some 42,056 toilets were constructed in both BPL and APL households of the district, Mohan added.