Kolkata: The ‘Sabar Souchagar’ (toilet for all) project in West Bengal’s Nadia district, framed under the state’s ‘Nirmal Bangla’ initiative and aimed at promoting cleanliness and sanitation in rural Bengal, has been shortlisted for the United Nations Public Services Award 2015. Apart from the ‘toilet for all’, West Bengal has become the first state in the country to make all payments mandatorily by the state treasuries online, under the e-governance platform. It has topped in executing the Clean Ganga mission schemes.
In Nadia almost every house has a toilet of its own. Besides Nadia, the districts of Hooghly, North 24 Parganas and some other have around 80 per cent toilet per house. According to the report from the Central Ministry, Nadia ranks as the best district in India to provide toilet at each and every house hold.