Sudin accuses Cong govt of stopping sanitation scheme

While unveiling the sanitation plan for Goa, PWD Minister, Sudin Dhavlikar took pot shots at the previous government for stopping the scheme since 2007.

He further said though the scheme mandated awareness amongst the people in 2008, the program did not take off until the BJP government came to power.

Incidentally, Dhavlikar said though the sanitation scheme has launched by the centre, the state government spends huge money on its implementation. For instance, he said the state government spends Rs 22,000 on each toilet, while the central government contribution is only Rs 4500.

While admitting that the sanitation scheme was supposed to be implemented by the RDA, the PWD Minister, however, said the PWD is implementing the scheme for want of men and machinery with the RDA.

He reassured the opposition MLAs that the government would not resort to any discrimination while implementing the scheme. He was apparently reacting to the statements made by MLAs Reginaldo Lourenco and Vijai Sardessai that the cadre should be kept away in the implementation of the scheme. [H]