50,000 toilets for women in Mumbai soon: Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai:  Altogether 50,000 toilets would be built for women under the Swachh Maharashtra Mission, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state Assembly today.

"Mumbai needs almost one lakh toilet blocks to put an end to open defecation and the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) would be directed to prepare a time-bound programme for constructing the same," Fadnavis said during to a debate on a calling attention notice in the House.

"As per norms, there should be at least one toilet seat per 35 men and one toilet seat per 25 women. Mumbai, however, has one toilet seat for 50 people. Altogether 50,000 toilets would be built for women under the Swachh Maharashtra Mission," Fadnavis said.

Municipal corporations have been instructed to build toilet blocks by utilising the portion of reserve funds, he said.

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