52 Lakh Toilets to be Constructed in AP in the Next 4 Years: Chandrababu

chandra babuThe Andhra Pradesh government has set a target of constructing 52 lakh toilets in the state in the next four years, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said yesterday.

Mr Naidu, while reviewing the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme asked the officials to utilise funds from these two programmes for the construction of 52 lakh individual household toilets in the state in the next four years, according to a release issued by the state’s Information and Public Relations Department.

He said that out of the eight lakh toilets to be constructed this year, four lakh were already completed and the remaining were in various stages of progress. Mr Naidu also asked the officials that the toilets’ construction target of this year should be completed by March end.

He said the government has also set a target to develop all internal roads in the villages as cement concrete roads in the next four years.

Out of the total estimated construction of 28,000 kms of cement roads in villages, at present 5,000 kms roads are under-construction at a cost of about Rs. 2,000 crore.

Mr Naidu also suggested the officials to utilise funds from the MGNREG scheme for construction of the cement roads.