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AP now is Open Defecation Free (ODF) State. Announcing this here on Thursday, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said the State achieved the national cleanliness goal by constructing 2.77
The administration had set the target to declare all eight blocks of the district ODF by October 2, 2018.
Congress leader Biren Senapati says toilets are constructed haphazardly.
'No free rice if villages not ODF': Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi withholds order after criticism
Kiran Bedi has ordered on Saturday that free rice would not be supplied if people in rural areas failed to make their villages clean and open defecation free.
Bedi said the scheme, which is intended to benefit more than half of its rural population, "shall be conditional to certification of the village being open-defecation and garbage free.
The official further said that the Central assistance will help in the effective implementation of the projects as some of them are already underway.
Telugupara under Ward 15 in RMC declared 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.