Mysore, Feb. 27 (DV)- With a view to make Mysore District a fully clean district, using open space as toilet has been banned. Those who violate this will be fined Rs. 200 by the concerned Village Panchayat. The informers will be paid an incentive of Rs. 25, said ZP Complete Hygiene Implementation Officer G.V. Krishna.

He was addressing a seminar on 'Toilets for complete hygiene' organised under the joint auspices of Information Department, Mysore and Government High School, Chandagalu, K.R. Nagar taluk in the school premises on Thursday.

Government is providing materials worth Rs. 2,850 to each family for the construction of toilets. The people in rural areas are still in a state of dilemma about taking a decision in this regard. This is coming in the way of self-respect for them, he said.

The ration cards of those families who do not own the toilets will be cancelled. In case they do not budge, the electricity and water supply of such houses will be disconnected, he said. The school children should put pressure on their parents to have toilets in their houses, he advised.

Chandagalu Village Panchayat Secretary Nagashetty said there are 1,292 families in the limit of Village Pan-chayat. Out of them, 492 are BPL card holders and 800 APL. Amo-ng these, 532 families have constructed toilets and others are yet to construct. Chandagalu has been declared a clean village, he said.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore