PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, IMPHAL
TAMENGLONG: A total of around 11,000 individual household toilets out of targeted 13000 toilets have been constructed across the 171 villages and 269 habitations in Tamenglong under the under central government sponsored Nirman Bharat Abhiyan(NBA) scheme. Besides another 212 more toilets for schools and 50 community toilets were also constructed.
Assistant Engineer Gaijinglung Thaimei of Public Engineering Department, Government of Manipur informed this while giving a presentation as a resource person on Nirman Bharat Abhiyan on the second day of 3 day Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign at Town Baptist Church(TBC) hall in Tamenglong district head quarter today. Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Imphal organised the campaign in collaboration with its sister offices in Manipur and district administration Tamenglong.
The step to provide is being taken up under the initiatives of the centre’s NBA schemeto stop open defecation and also to live neat and clean for a healthy society, he added. “Now we can see the quality life in parts of Tousem sub-division as well.”
To create more awareness, the government also introduced the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) since 1999 under NBA scheme as part of intensifying the Information Education and Communication initiatives in the district.
“We’ve also started to institute Nirman Gram Puraskar(NGP), an award for the Open Defecation Free(ODF)villages,”he informed.“Three villages of Tamenglong have applied for the NGP award this year, the official added. The villages are Taobum,Longchai and Kamanga Khasi.”
It may be noted that Manipur has so far produced two gram panchayat villages which have received the NGP awards in the recent past. Thus the two villages Maklang and Utlou villages in Manipur’s Imphal West and Bishnupur districts become ODF villages and cleanest villages in the state.
Interestingly Magic shows and entertainment programmes by song and drama division also enthralled the gathering as fillers. Many residents of Tamenglong have thronged the TBC hall to get the health care facilities during the free health camp which was organised as part of the on-going campaign.
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PR submitted by PIB, Imphal