Vijayawada: Only 5.9 lakh houses in the state are left without toilets covering almost 92 pc households with toilets, as on March 15, said Union minister of state for drinking water and sanitation Ramesh Chandappa Jaganjinagi, in a written reply to YSRC RS member V. Vijayasai Reddy.
“As on 15.3.2018, only 5,94,702 households (8.37 pc) in AP do not have access to toilets,” he said. He also said that from 2015 to 2018, the AP government had submitted proposals that it requires at least Rs 4,470.66 crore to build toilets to all the households in the state. The state had sought Rs 1,873.04 crore between 2015-16, Rs 454.27 from 2016-17 and Rs 2,143.39 crore between 2017-18. The Union government sanctioned Rs 1,767 crore since 2015.