Bajwa said that the World Bank, which provided financial assistance for toilets, had made the participation of village sarpanches mandatory in building toilets.
"Akali Sarpanches are not cooperating in building toilets in the rural areas," Bajwa said while addressing media here.
"About 70 per cent Akali Sarpanches in the Majha region are not assisting in building toilets. Sarpanches owing allegiance to the Akali Dal want construction of toilets in the house of beneficiary of their choice. Ideally, toilet needs to be built where they are required," he said.
However, Bajwa stressed that the state government was committed to build toilet in each rural house in this year.
"So far, 13 districts, 86 blocks and 10,238 villages have been declared ODF in the state," he said.
Bajwa said that the government projects were being started for the supply of canal water in the villages where the ground water was contaminated.
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