No public toilets for workers in industrial estates of Ambad, Satpur; AIMA demands facility
Ambad, June 12 (KNN) After making repeated demands for public toilets in the industrial estates at Satpur and Ambad, the industries association AIMA (Ambad industries & Manufacturers’ Association) has decided to take up the matter of setting up Public toilets with the municipal commissioner and officials of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).
The association decided to take this move when Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) and MIDC turned blind eye to their request.
None of the industrial estates, which houses close to 3,500 small, medium and large industrial units in which over 1 lakh people are employed, have a single public toilet.
Talking to KNN, Ambad Industries & Manufacturers’ Association, President, Varun Talwar, said that there is no toilet facility neither in Ambad nor in Satpur industrial estate.
The place is hub for large number of laborers, workers and lady workers and without any toilet facility, you can imagine the situation, Talwar said.
That is the reason only we are highly demanding permanent toilets in the industrial estates.
“Not permanent ones but at least provide temporary public toilet facility to them meanwhile, as we understand that it will take time to set up permanent toilets in the region”, he added.
Construction of toilet is the foundation of Swach Bharat Mission launched by Prime Minister Modi, he added.
And if people wouldn’t have a defined place for defecation then how the Modi ji target ambitious target of declaring open-defecation free will be achieved.
The facility of community and public toilet is requisite not only for the regions for which we are demanding but for the entire Maharashtra, entire nation, Talwar added.
Despite being in the city limits, neither Ambad nor Satpur industrial estate have a single public toilet despite being in the city limits. We have been urging NMC as well as MIDC to construct public toilets but in vain,” said Rajendra Ahire, former AIMA president.
Raising the concern, he said that we are planning to meet municipal commissioner Tukaram Mudhe to discuss various industry related issues including construction of public toilets.