A tribal man has sold off his goat and mortgaged the ornaments of his wife to complete the construction of a toilet in his house in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district.
A daily wager, Kanti Lal Rot, who lives with his mother, wife, children and widow of his brother, in a thatched house along Dungarpur-Ratanpur road was inspired by Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) after he was informed about the campaign by local activists.
The activists convinced him to construct a toilet in his house.
He was told that he will get Rs 4000 each from the centre, the state government and from the municipality if he constructs a toilet in his house following which he started to construct the toilet.
“He started digging work all by himself and constructed a structure with the help of some labourers after he got the first installment. The amount he got was spent in construction work. When he had no money to pay labourers, he sold one of his five goats for Rs 5000 and mortgaged silver ornaments of his wife and made the payment,” K K Gupta, Vice Chairman of Muncipality Dungarpur, said.
Gupta visited the family after he came to know that he had to sell his goat to make the payment for toilet construction to labourers and praised him. He also gave him Rs 4000 to get back the mortgaged ornaments and felicitated him.
Now, if every Indian household had this dedication towards basic hygiene, the country will become a much better place to live in.
Kudos, Kanti Lal Rot!
With PTI inputs