16/06/2017 2:29 PM IST | Updated 16/06/2017 2:29 PM IST

Indian Public Toilets Funded By NRIs May Now Bear Their Name

Over 1 crore households in urban India still do not have toilets.

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In a move to encourage more Non-Resident Indians (NRI) donate money towards the Swacch Bharat Mission, the Urban Development Ministry has said that the names of the people contributing towards building toilets can be mentioned on the said structure.

According to a report in The Times of India, any person who contributes about 60 per cent of the funds required to build the said public toilet, can have the structure named after him.

In fact, the Urban Development Ministry has already informed the External Affairs Ministry about the same.

So far, 31.14 lakh individual toilets have been constructed under Centre's flagship programme, while 1.15 lakh community and public toilets have been constructed with the assistance of the government.

According to data provided by provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) in April, over 1 crore households in urban areas of the country still do not have toilets.

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