Mamata Banerjee declares rural Bengal open defecation free

Around 1.35 crore households in rural Bengal have been covered by the 'Mission Nirmal Bangla'.

Published: 03rd August 2019 12:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2019 12:00 PM   |  A+A-

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared rural West Bengal as open defecation free (ODF) and said that her government will now focus on solid waste management.

Around 1.35 crore households in rural Bengal have been covered by the 'Mission Nirmal Bangla', which aimed at making all villages open defecation free (ODF) by October 2.

"I'm happy to share with all of you that rural Bengal is now open defecation free. Government of India has confirmed our achievement which was our mission towards cleaner and greener environment and safe living," Banerjee tweeted on Friday night.

"Our next focus will be solid waste management," she added.

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