New Delhi: A daily wager in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur sold his goat, invested savings and mortgaged his wife’s jewellery to build a toilet in his house.

Kantilal Roat is a tribal labourer who lives in a thatched house along Dungarpur-Ratanpur road.

Local activists had convinced him to construct a toilet in his house under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan scheme. They told him that he will receive Rs 4,000 each from the centre, the state government and the municipality if he built a toilet in his house.

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He started building a toilet by himself at his home but soon ran out of money while the construction was still under way.

“I received Rs 8000 as per government’s scheme in two instalments, but ran out of money while construction was underway,” said Roat.

So, he sold one of his goats and mortgaged his wife’s anklet to raise Rs 9,000.

“I sold my goat and mortgaged my wife’s anklet so that the work won’t stop mid-way,” he said.

Dungarpur municipal corporation chairman KK Gupta felicitated Roat’s family for the feat.

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