Panaji, Jan 31 : It will soon be mandatory for home and budget-lodgings owners to install toilets on their premises before leasing out their property, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
There are more than 72,000 homes without toilets in the coastal state.
“The government will provide toilets with bio-digesters and a solution would be worked through legal provisions for houses without land to build toilets,” he said.
Soon, police verification and toilets on premises will be made compulsory for those who lease rooms,” Parrikar said at a function organised by the Directorate of Panchayat as part of the ‘Swachh Bharat’ Mission.
“There are more than 72,000 houses without toilets, which is a serious issue. For making the state Open-Defecation Free, this issue has to be seriously discussed and an action plan formulated,” Parrikar said, adding that the state would be made ODF by October 2.