Telangana99com: In village after village, households are busy giving their toilets a whitewash or a bright coat of paint, mostly red and blue — by far the favourite colours. Masons, who generally take off on the first of every month here, have turned up for work on October 1.
In Bhongulakidi Thanda in Yellareddypet mandal, a remote settlement of Lambada tribals, seven women are constructing toilets on their own. At Guntapalli Cheruvu village, 37 toilets have been built in 48 hours — one for every house.
In Telangana Sircilla will be the first constituency in India with toilets for all its households. Construction has been on on a war footing for the past 20 days, with the Centre putting up 70 per cent of the money and the Telangana government pitching in with the rest.
“Every household in the constituency, with 92 villages, has a toilet now. Villagers have pledged they will use them and stop open defecation,” Sircilla MLA and Minister for IT and Panchayati Raj K T Rama Rao says.