KANPUR -- Inspired by Prime Minister's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a resident of Vidhnu village in Kanpur district has built a toilet by selling her mangalsutra.
Latha Diwakar has become an inspiration in the region for taking on her husband aggressively after disclosing that she had sold her mangalsutra for ₹17,000 to complete her goal.
Uttar Pradesh: Lata Devi Diwakar from Kanpur sells her 'mangalsutra' to build a toilet at her residence. pic.twitter.com/E9huHKFdJM— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 13, 2016
Latha's husband, Baburam always gave an excuse that money should be spent on their daughter's marriage rather than on building a toilet.
Diwakar said she also sold her calf as she discovered that the cost of building a toilet is ₹25,000.
Babulal finally caved in after realising the importance of sanitation and readily supported his wife.
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