‘Night soil of 60000 latrines goes into open drains’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 26: Night soil of over 60 thousand latrines is disposed into open drains without any sewage treatment in Jammu and Kashmir, according to figures released by state's Directorate of Census Operation.
The recently released 2011 census report reveals that night soil of 64,479 latrines out of total 20,15,088 households in the state is disposed into open drains.
Srinagar and Jammu topped the list with 33799 and 6356 latrines respectively, whose night soil is disposed into open drains, the figures said.
While urban and rural Srinagar district constituted 33,449 and 350 such latrines respectively, urban and rural Jammu district constituted 6,071 and 285 such latrines respectively.
It was followed by Anantnag district which has 5,495 such latrines, 4803 in Baramulla district, 2,269 latrines in Kupwara district, 2,200 latrines in Doda, 1,779 in Budgam district, 1,625 in Bandipora district, 1,109 in Kishtwar district and 864 in Rajouri district.
Similarly, 729 in Kathua district, 687 in Kulgam district, 664 in Pulwama district, 338 in Poonch district, 298 in Udhampur district, 256 in Shopian district, 207 in Ganderbal district, 172 in Ramban district, 167 in Reasi district, lowest 53 and 37 such latrines in Leh and Kargil districts respectively.
The census further said that while 54,167 such latrines fall in the urban areas of Jammu and Kashmir, 10,312 fall in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
Comparing the figures of J&K state, it said that there are 164 latrines with night soil disposed in open drains in Chandigarh, 3,069 in Himachal Pradesh, 28,274 in Punjab and 32,432 in Haryana.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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