Dr. Kalam’s model of public toilets to be built in Delhi under ‘Clean India’

News Bharati English    30-Jul-2015

New Delhi, July 30: The Capital state will be installed 480 public toilets at 80 different locations in next three months under ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ on the model suggested by Dr.A.P.J.Adbul Kalam declared the Urban Development Ministry. Madhusudan Prasad stressed the need for speedy action under Swachh Bharat Mission and expressed concern over negative perceptions about tardy progress in Delhi.

Dr.A.P.J.Adbul Kalam who had suggested this model based on composite materials when he was the Principal Scientific Advisor to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in 1998 and is now being used in Tamil Nadu. The NAMMA toilets were also appreciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he saw the model at the exhibition during the launch of three new urban missions last month. 

DUSIP will prepare an Action Plan for installing about 1,000 community toilet seats in slum areas. For building community toilet seats, 40% Viability Gap Funding will be extended while this support will not be available for building public toilet seats, for the use of which nominal user charges will be recovered.

Under Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas, 1,25,398 individual household toilets, 9,156 public toilet seats and 1,982 community toilet seats are to be built by 2019 besides ensuring 100% Solid Waste Management . This is estimated to cost Rs.350 cr.  

The four urban local bodies of Delhi will identify 20 locations each for installing public toilet complex with 6 seats each. This comes to a total of 480 toilet seats at 80 locations. Both the ‘NAMMA’ and DUAC models will be used for building them.

National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) will support part of the expenditure to be incurred under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).