The urban development agency has started implementing the integrated low cost sanitation scheme (ILCS) in Dimapur district with distribution of sanitation units in various wards. Urban Development Officer (UDO), Chenithung inspected all the wards in Dimapur and finalized the implemented of the scheme phase-wise by providing sanitation units to the beneficiaries.
On Saturday, the UDO visited Ward No. 2 and met the beneficiaries numbering around 80 and explained to them about the scheme and its implementation.
He informed that the sanitation units would be provided to them from Monday, after which must construct low cost pour flush latrines in their area to improve overall sanitation in their areas.
Ex-DMC chairman and member of Ward No. 2, Khekaho Assumi, who initiated this project in 2008-09, said the ILCS Scheme was aimed at improving the sanitary conditions in the rural as well as urban areas, where there is lack of toilets.
He said the objective of the scheme was to convert/construct low cost sanitation units through sanitary two pit pour flush latrines with superstructures and appropriate variations to suit local conditions (area specific latrines) and construct new latrines where household having no latrines follow the in-human practice of defecating in the open in urban areas.
ILCS being a centrally sponsored scheme, he said is operated through the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation (HUPA) and implemented by the urban development department of the state government.
Khekaho also praised minister for urban development, Dr. Shurhozelie for taking up the project and making its implementation possible in Nagaland.
He also lauded the efforts of urban development officer, Chenithung for conducting survey in all the wards in Dimapur and implementing the project in record time.