JK Tyre builds 1100 household toilets, plans more 2000 toilets

It works to drive awareness around the building and usage of toilets, and has invested in the construction and renovation of school buildings, anganwadis, community centres and public toilets to facilitate better sanitation facilities.

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NEW DELHI: JK Tyre & Industries Ltd plans to work for the construction of around 2000 individual household toilets during FY 2017-18. It has directed its efforts towards aligning with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, setting up more than 1100 toilets in 17 villages of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka during the year 2016-17, wherein its manufacturing plants are located.

It has partnered with different stakeholders, including the Govt., to work towards removing inconveniences in the proper maintenance of sanitation facilities, such as accessibility to water and hygiene in the use of a toilet.

Regularly engaging stakeholders, including beneficiaries and reputed NGOs helped in the efficient delivery of sanitation services in the villages covered by the programme.

Pradyumna Pandey, Vice President-HR said, “We aim to work with the Govt. to establish individual household toilets in rural areas so that we can become an open defecation-free (ODF) nation by 2019. We will continue to extend this initiative to other areas that lack such services.”

Ramnath Batham, Sarpanch village Panchayat Noorabad, Dist Morena, Madhya Pradesh, said, “Our village will be very soon ODF with the support of JK Tyre. Earlier, village elders and women use to face difficulties during rains and sickness, while now it’s a thing of past now.”

A report says that about 23% of adolescent girls drop out from school every year due to lack of sanitation facilities.

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