During the 2011 census, it was found that there were 52,391 families in the city which did not have private toilet facilities. Based on this figures, SMC carried out door-to-door survey and found that 40,775 of those families were allotted houses and had their own toilets. It was also found that toilets were built for another 1,952 families under different schemes.
"After the completion of this survey we found that we had to provide toilet facilities to only 9664 families in the city," said an official from SMC.
"5553 families of these are such that has space for construction of toilets in their own houses. So we would be building toilets for them in their own houses. It is only 4,111 families that don't have space for building toilets in their homes and they would be provided with Toilet cards," he added.
SMC would incur losses of Rs 25 lakh on yearly basis by providing these cards.
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