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Maharashtra: Village official marries after ensuring every house has toilet

PTI
Published : Apr 21, 2017, 3:27 pm IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2017, 3:27 pm IST

Kishore got married at his native Sangam village after achieving the goal he had set himself: to make Hivare open-defecation-free.

Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Nashik: For Kishore Vibhute (26), gram sevak of Hivare village in the district, his marriage today was no less than a dream-come-true moment as he tied the knot only after fulfilling his vow of ensuring that every house in the village has a toilet.

Kishore got married at his native Sangam village in Latur district after achieving the goal he had set himself: to make Hivare open-defecation-free.

He was inspired by 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', said district information officer Kiran Moghe.

Three years ago, only 174 out of the total 351 houses in the village had a toilet.

At a meeting with Nashik zilla parishad's CEO in 2014, Kishore vowed that he would marry only after convincing the remaining 177 families to construct toilets at home.

He achieved the target in 2016.

"A team of Nashik district administration visited Hivare yesterday and verified that all houses have toilets," Moghe said.

Tags: open defecation free, swachh bharat abhiyan, kishore vibhute
Location: India, Maharashtra, Nashik (Nasik)