16-01-2018 12:30 PM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
An IAS officer works towards making his district open defecation free
Virendra Mittal an IAS officer works as the Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat, Assam. He has brought about a profound change in his city by initiating the unique concept called Daan Toilet, wherein toilets can be donated to those households that still follow open defecation. He believes that donating a toilet to a household is one of the best services that one can do for others.
Virendra Mittal took upon himself the onus of ensuring that every family in his district had access to a toilet and understood the importance of 'cleanliness'. So far, the Daan Toilet initiative has managed to donate more than 250 toilets, by raising close to Rs 32 lakh from corporate as well as average citizens. The aim is to ensure that 1000 toilets are donated by June 2018.