Shauchalay Nirmaan Ghar Ka Samman

Shauchalay Nirmaan Ghar Ka Samman

The State Government has launched the Nishchay “Shauchalay Nirmaan Ghar Ka Sammaan” on 27th of September, 2016. This nischay is being executed in urban areas by Urban Development and Housing Department and in rural areas by Rural Development Department. Provision of toilet in every house will be made to make Bihar, free of open defecation, healthy and clean, without any discrimination to all households of the state under this Nishchay. All urban and rural families of the state will be encouraged for regular use of toilets by bringing about community behavioral changes. An approximate 1.68 crore toilet less families are being targeted to ensure they have toilet facilities in the next 5 years under this scheme.

To fulfill this Nishchay, two schemes have been started by the state government :

  1. Lohia Swacch Bihar Abhiyaan.
  2. Shauchalay Nirmaan Yojana (Urban areas).

Lohia Swacch Bihar Abhiyaan

  • The execution of Lohia Swacch Bihar Abhiyaan, will be done through the Rural Development Department.
  • The mandate of the Lohiya Swacch Bihar Abhiyaan is to facilitate construction of 1.21 Cr Individual Household Latrines (IHHL) by beneficiaries and construction of the Community Sanitation Centre for landless rural families.
  • And, to eliminate Open Defecation in rural areas by way of construction of Individual Household Latrines along with the facilitation for the much needed Behavioral change among the rural folks with regard to daily and regular use of toilets and the concomitant health benefits leading to all 8386 Gram Panchayats achieving ODF status in the given time-period.
  • The benefit of this scheme will be given to all the families who have no access to a toilet without any discrimination.
  • In the financial year 2018-2019, against a cumulative target to provide IHHL facilities to 121.6 lakh households and bestow ODF status to 8,386 Gram Panchayats , work has been started in 8,386 Gram Panchayats and 3658 Gram Panchayats have been declared ODF ,as of now. 103.84 lakh house holds have been provided with the facility against the target of 121.6 lakh houses.