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Sulabh denies it cannot maintain toilets

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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Refuting the charge that it was incapable of maintaining community toilet complexes in Delhi, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Sulabh International today challenged municipal authorities here to release funds required to repair and maintain them.

The MCD had cancelled its contract with Sulabh for management of 1330 community toilets after the MCD Standing Committee saw a film on the poor condition of the toilets. The film was made by BJP councillor Vijender Gupta.

Addressing a press conference, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak said the civic body was yet to pay Sulabh over Rs 30 crore needed for improvement of the toilets. ''The Sulabh cannot be blamed for maintaining facilities for which no payment is made,'' he said.

Of the money raised through advertisement in the toilets, Sulabh had paid Rs 35 lakh to the civic body while another Rs 15 lakh was yet to be recovered from the advertisers, he said in response to reports that the NGO was making 'profit' in the process.

Denying the charge that Sulabh was not paying proper wages to its staff, he claimed that the NGO operates only with the service of volunteers and part time workers who get Rs 1500-2500 per month in salary.

As per the terms of the agreement, the MCD can terminate its contract with Sulabh only with a one year notice 'and not overnight', he added.

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