The facilities to be replicated in various parts of the state

The focus for implementing the Namma Toilet scheme will be to make the toilet facilities as user friendly as possible. As these toilets serve different kinds of users, by addressing all their needs, vandalism is kept under control, Commissioner of Municipal Administration, Chandrakant B. Kamble has said here on Tuesday.

He was speaking to the Hindu on the sidelines of a review meeting in which officials of 17 municipalities participated.

When it was pointed out that in a tourist centres such as Udhagamandalam, vandalism is a major source of concern as often public conveniences are targeted by vandals,, he said that it has not affected the scheme till date.

According to him, in places such as Tambaram in Chennai, these toilets are well maintained despite being used by thousands of persons many including those many who fall under the floating populationcategory.

The namma toilets will be replicated in various parts of the state and in due course of time they will put an end to open defecation and replace the existing public conveniences. Signages bearing messages in different languages relating to the use and maintenance of the toilets would be displayed prominently, he added. Later he inspected a namma toilet which had been installed recently on the Government Botanical Garden road.

To a question on the water supply situation in Coonoor, Mr. Kamble said that there was signs of improvement in the situation.

Water supply

On Monday, Mr. Kamble inspected water sources in Coonoor and the Parsons Valley Hydel Reservoir here.

Review meeting

In the review meeting, the emphasis was on tackling the plastic menace, efficiently managing solid waste and the need to prepare for activities ahead of the North East monsoon season.

. Among those present were Nilgiris Collector Archana Patnaik, the Regional Director of Municipal Administration D. Prema and the Regional Executive Engineer Thirumavallavan.

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