- Tag results for open defecation free
The district administration on Wednesday sensitised residents on making the Ring Road along the Mahanadi river here open defecation-free (ODF).
A total of 2,77,314 individual toilets have been constructed in the district in the 2017-18 financial year and so far 3,80,339 toilets have been constructed.
Speaking about Swachh Bharat Mission, he said with public participation there is definitely a behavioural change towards hygiene which has yielded positive results.
The SMC will soon launch Swachta app which would act as a communication tool between SMC officials and public for redressal of their grievances.
Riding on the success story of Ganga gram scheme, the Centre now plans to take up the same project to make the villages on the banks of the Yamuna river open defecation free.
The chief minister said he felt "embarrassed" due to plight of women who have to defecate in the open due to absence of sufficient toilets in their villages.
The western coastal state with surprisingly only two districts, along with Bihar and Manipur, does not have a single district which has been declared ODF.
The Collector said 27 villages, five municipalities and one corporation in the district have been declared ODF so far.
All 77 households from the Arundhathiyar Colony in Cuddalore allege official apathy
N Chandrababu Naidu has set March 31 as the deadline for all households in the state to have individual sanitary latrines (ISL) so as to make AP completely open defecation-free.
Chandrababu Naidu says there will be no compromise on the March 31 target; he urged the people to take part in the programme.
A city is notified or declared as ODF only if, at any point in the day, not a single person is found defecating in the open.
Even as Bihar’s Rs 15-crore toilet scam has roiled the state politics, a Dalit woman in a village near Patna has set an example by selling her mangalsutra to build a toilet at her home.
Pursuing the goal of achieving the ODF (open defecation free) status for Srikakulam district, the education authorities have decided to rope in the services of college and university students.
Workers have a tough time as they have to relieve themselves in the open; the six toilets housed at HICC entrance are yet to be installed.