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Amethi: Women to get toilets as gifts this Raksha Bandhan

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To make the open defecation free campaign successful and create awareness about sanitation in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, the Zila Swachchhata Samiti (district committee for sanitation) has started a programme “Anokhi Amethi Ka Anokha Bhai”. As part of this programme, brothers in this district have decided to give toilets as a present to their sisters on Raksha Bandhan.

Stating the details of the plan, chief development officer of Amethi, Apurva Dubey, said that 854 persons from different blocks of the district have registered themselves as “brothers” with the district committee to gift a lavatory to their sisters on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The lavatory will be constructed by the registered brothers with their own resources, she said.

A lucky draw will be organised later to give prizes to three participants. Cash prizes of upto Rs 50,000 and mobile phones will be given to the winners. Dubey added that the construction of toilets will be checked and verified by a team of officials and the prizes will be given to lucky winners at a district-level programme.

The district committee for sanitation comprises of the district magistrate, chief development officer and the DPRO.