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When it comes to renaming places, Haryana is in a different league altogether.

Less than a year after Gurgaon was officially renamed Gurugram, a small village in the state has also had a name change.

From now on, Marora village, some 46 km from Gurugram, will be known as "Trump Sulabh Village".

The village was on Friday dedicated to US President Donald Trump, ahead of Modi's US trip.

Why you ask? The renaming was carried out by NGO Sulabh in a symbolic gesture to promote Indo-US relations.

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around that one.

The village is home to nearly 1,800 people, mostly Meos (Muslims). It has 160 houses, but at present only 20 have toilets.

Earlier, Marora village panchayat had unanimously passed the resolution to officially change the name of the village.

Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak also launched various projects for all-round development of Marora panchayat in Haryana's Mewat region.

The NGO on Friday started building 10 toilets in individual houses, a Sulabh spokesperson told IANS, and the rest of 130 houses will also get toilets later, so that the village can be declared open defecation free (ODF). It also has a blueprint to provide drinking water to every house.

Pathak, during a programme in Washington a few days ago, had announced that he will name an Indian village after Trump, as part of his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations.

Sulabh, which provides affordable sanitation and toilets to end the practice of manual scavenging, is also collaborating with a number of Public Sector Undertakings and corporate houses to build public and individual toilets across the country.

It has so far constructed nearly 10.5 million household toilets and 8,500 public toilets used by nearly 15 million people daily across the country.

(With IANS inputs)

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