Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra FadnavisIANS

Candidates, who are contesting in the upcoming polls of Maharashtra municipalities and municipal corporations, will now have to prove that they have toilets at home.

During a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the Maharashtra government took the decision to make toilets mandatory for candidates to be eligible to contest in the upcoming civic body polls in the state.

"The state government has made it compulsory to have toilets at candidate's home to contest elections of local bodies," PTI quoted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as saying.

The Cabinet has also decided to implement the central government's 'Housing for All' scheme by 2022 in Maharashtra.

"This scheme covers rehabilitation of slum dwellers with participation of private developers using land as a resource.

"It will also cover promotion of affordable housing for weaker sections through credit linked subsidy and affordable housing in partnership with Public and Private sector and subsidy for beneficiary-led individual house for construction or enhancement," the chief minister added.