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Toilets for 20 tribal families

DNMUM398506 | 10/12/2017 | Author : Ashutosh M. Shukla | WC :455 | India

RTI Anniversary Special

Mumbai: As the Right to Information Act (RTI) enters its 13th year today, its impact can be felt in a remote corner, 30 kms from Mumbai. Sunita Gimbhal and her family, along with 20 other families in Pendhripada, Akloli village in Thane district, now live with dignity thanks to the toilets constructed next to their homes. Around the same time last year, they were struggling to keep ants from biting their legs as they conducted their bodily functions in the open.
Most members of these families are labourers or engaged in self-help groups. These families dipped into their meagre savings and got a toilet constructed next to their homes in November, but the inordinately long wait for the money to be reimbursed by the government, u
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