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Salman khan inspects toilets for Adivasis

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 10, 2017, 2:22 am IST
Updated : Jun 10, 2017, 2:22 am IST

According to Rahul Kanal, president of ‘I Love Mumbai’, about 3,000 locals will benefit by these toilets.

Salman Khan at BMC’s open defecation free event at Aarey Colony. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
 Salman Khan at BMC’s open defecation free event at Aarey Colony. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)

Mumbai: Filmstar Salman Khan, the brand ambassador for BMC’s drive against open defecation (ODF), a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, on Friday inspected the community toilets that have been built for Adivasis in Aarey Colony. He was accompanied by civic chief Ajoy Mehta.

The five community toilets at Madras Pada, one of the slums inside Aarey Colony, have been restored by Salman’s Being Human NGO and another NGO called I Love Mumbai. The star had promised to restore them for the locals after they complained about the terrible condition of the toilets due to water shortage, leaving them with no option but to defecate in the open.  

 

According to Rahul Kanal, president of ‘I Love Mumbai’,  about 3,000 locals will benefit by these toilets.

Kiran Dighavkar, BMC’s nodal officer for ODF, said that the BMC is striving to make the city open defecation free. “We have already declared the city open defecation free. Toilets have been built 500 metres distance in the city. We want people to make use of them,” he said.

Tags: salman khan, swachh bharat abhiyan, ajoy mehta
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)