Funds reportedly did not reach District Rural Development Agencies on time and, therefore, the village panchayats, resulting in 46.29 lakh households going without toilets.

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The Total Sanitation Campaign in Tamil Nadu has been ineffective and inadequate due to ‘large-scale mismanagement of funds and non-adherence to the implementation mechanism’, reports The Hindu.In Tamil Nadu, an audit conducted in March 2014 has revealed that 46.29 lakh houses did not have toilets. Funds reportedly did not reach District Rural Development Agencies on time and, therefore, the village panchayats, resulting in 46.29 lakh households going without toilets.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Hindu report adds that the scheme had a total fund of Rs. 4,247.11 crore between 2009 and 2014 but only spent Rs. 785.71 crore. The cash books were also not maintained properly and there were irregularities, says the report.

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Tamil Nadu: Total Sanitation Campaign poorly implemented; 50% villages still lack toilets