The Himalayan state Sikkim has successfully constructed nearly one lakh toilets for the fiscal year 2012-13 against its target of constructing about 87,000 toilets. Out of this, 61,493 toilets were constructed for those living below the poverty line.
With this, Sikkim has become ‘the cleanest state of North Eastern India’ achieving total sanitation in 7,096sqkm area of the state under the Nirmal Gram yojna. The gram yojna has promoted total sanitation of both the urban and rural areas of the state by connoting clean village awards.
The Chief Minister’s Office has played key role in bringing 1,772 schools under the 100% sanitation programme with supply of fresh potable waters. On achieving the target, the Planning Commission too, has lauded the state for effectively launching the Central Government’s Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan for total sanitation.