A sarpanch of a village in Ratlam district has set an example by contributing in making the village 100% free from open defecation.
Reportedly, for this purpose, the sarpanch mortgaged his wife’s jewellery.
Inspiring: Sarpanch mortgages wife’s jewellery to make village open-defecation free
The sarpanch of Hanarkhedi village, Dinesh Nayema (35), was troubled as no house in the village had a toilet. When he contacted the concerned authorities, he came to know that the government will grant aid only after the construction of the toilets.
Later, he mortgage his wife Seema’s gold jewellery and took a gold loan of Rs 2 lakh with which he got 900 toilets constructed in a matter of 18 days.
Impressed by the social work by the Nayema, the district panchayat CEO Harjinder Singh called him and issued the amount used for the construction of toilets within 24 hours.