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World Toilet Day: Government officials assist villagers in building toilets in Bihar

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toilets in BiharA senior central level team from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has assisted in building twin-pit toilets in Turkauliya village in East Champaran district of Bihar.

The senior officers, led by Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer did this initiative as a part of World Toilet Day.

The Ministry also aims to led the team stay in the village for an extended period of time, interact with villagers directly, join in trigger behavior change and discuss their challenges and aspirations over the course of three days.

Champaran is one of the lowest  sanitation coverage districts in the country.

 The team also encouraged villagers to build and use twin pit toilets in their homes. A screening of the movie, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, was also organised for the villagers.

Accompanying the Central Ministry team was a State team of Bihar who joined the villagers to dig twin pits for the toilets in the village including brick laying inside the pits and building of toilet.

The village has been declared Open Defecation Free  on World Toilet Day. The team also participated in a Master Sanitation Trainers’ Workshop organised by the State Government.

The World Toilet Day initiative in Champaran is expected to give a boost to the Swachh Bharat programme in Bihar which is making special efforts to accelerate it’s sanitation programme.

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