World Toilet Day: Biggest toilet pot model unveiled in Haryana's 'Trump village'

Updated On : 20 Nov , 2017 , 02:14 AM
World Toilet Day: Biggest toilet pot model unveiled at 'Trump village' (Source: Twitter)
World Toilet Day: Biggest toilet pot model unveiled at 'Trump village' (Source: Twitter)
New Delhi:

As the country observed World Toilet Day on Sunday, biggest toilet pot model in the world was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the ‘Trump village’, in Haryana. The development came in response to improve sanitation facilities across the country.

With a population of 1,800, Marora in Mewat region was named as 'Trump village' in June by NGO Sulabh International Social Service Organisation in a gesture to US president Donald Trump ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington.

However, the move to rename the village was termed as 'illegal' by the Nuh district administration that led to the removal of boards mentioning the new name.

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The mega toilet pot made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris, measuring 20x10 feet was inaugurated by Sanitation expert and Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak and other dignitaries.

Along with the pot model, they also dedicated another 95 new household toilets to the residents of the village and two books on the use of toilets and sanitation were also released.

"It's a symbolic gesture to inaugurate a large toilet pot at Trump village to mark the World Toilet Day to create awareness among people towards the use of toilets and safe sanitation", Mr Pathak said.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published : Monday, November 20, 2017 02:02 AM
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