A woman who demanded a toilet instead of jewellery from her father at her wedding will get Rs. 10 lakh as reward, it was announced here on Sunday.
Days after she got married, Chaitali Galakhe, a resident of Maharashtra’s Akola district, came to know that there was no toilet facility at her in-laws’ home.
Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India Campaign’, Galakhe took up the issue with her father. She told her father that basic sanitation needs were much more important to her.
“I didn’t want to go out to the field every evening to relieve myself. I am grateful my father supported me and gave me a pre-fabricated toilet,” said Galakhe.
Sulabh International, which works for the improvement of sanitation scenario in India, came to know about Galakhe’s situation and announced Rs.10 lakh cash award for her.
According to the Word Bank, 53 per cent of Indian households defecates in the open.