GOA: In a bid to make the capital city open defecation free (ODF), the corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP) has issued a work order for the construction of 310 individual toilets for homes. The construction cost of the toilets has been estimated at R 1.6 crore. These will be single seater pour flush water seal latrines, mayor Uday Madkaikar said.
“For the speedy completion of the project, the corporation will provide all necessary support to the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation and ensure that work gets completed within the deadline, which has been set as mid December,” he said.
The department had asked CCP for detailed justification for taking up the work through the organisation and not tender it. “Panaji is not ODF,” he had told reporters at the time, adding that people are openly defecating in Miramar and Caranzalem.
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