Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) has joined hands with the state government and has handed over 50 lakhs to the ‘Suchitwa Mission,’ the state’s nodal agency for sanitation. The money will be used to build toilets in individual houses as a part of a government project. Under the open defecation-free project, Kerala has covered nearly 97 per cent of the rural households by constructing toilets across rural areas.
The mission envisages construction of around 2,01,500 individual household toilets, of which 39,000 toilets are to be provided at geographically-challenged areas and among vulnerable communities at an estimated outlay of Rs 100 crore.
It is in this backdrop that KSIDC has decided to support the state government project, the release added.
The cheque was handed over by KSIDC Managing Director Dr M Beena to Suchitwa Mission executive director Dr K Vasuki, in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Industries Minister A C Moideen, a release said here today.