Poverty, delays in release of funds hamper ‘Total Sanitation Campaign’

Efforts to make the ‘Total Sanitation Campaign’ a success in the district appear to have lost momentum. Even after the State government has planned to increase the allocation of funds from Rs 3,000 to Rs 10,000 per toilet, the rate of work has not increased. Officers blame residents for the delays. Members of the public, however, who have to put up the money for the construction before they can reimbursed by the government, complained of not having enough funds.