After Sikkim, Kerala, Himachal, These 4 States To Be Open Defecation Free

After Sikkim, Kerala, Himachal, These 4 States To Be Open Defecation Free

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) on Friday said that three states had become Open Defecation Free (ODF) while four more state were expected to achieve the status by March next year.
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New Delhi: Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) on Friday said that three states had become Open Defecation Free (ODF) while four more state were expected to achieve the status by March next year.

Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary for MDWS, said: “After Sikkim became the first state, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala were declared ODF states recently. We are anticipating four more states — Haryana, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Punjab to achieve the ODF target in this financial year.”

Iyer said that about 113,000 villages across the country had become ODF as per the latest figure.

“There has been significant development in last six months as about 60 districts across the country have been declared ODF. Earlier, the number was just five or six. We still have challenging job to bring all villages under ODF status,” Iyer added.

Government data about 201 census shows there are above 6,40,000 villages in India.

Iyer said that the villages with ODF tags will be given priority during implementation of important schemes.

“As per the government policy, centrally sponsored schemes such as payjal (yojana) will be implemented in ODF villages or town on priority basis,” added Iyer.

5 Comments

  1. Hi I m writing this msg to NDTV but I want bring in notice of Mr Prannoy that in this clean India process , are we finding any solution to problem except for building few toilets. I want to say that uncleanliness n pollution go hand in hand.
    We can solve if Govt has system to buy garbage(segregated) n then recycle it
    Making lots of sewage treatment plants in every block of colonies every sector every commercial n residential societies. So that not even a single drain can pollute our precious rivers.
    We r required to but whatever is left in agriculture field to compensate farmers for the hard work they wud put intaking out the left plants remain so that they don’t need to burn.
    Only solution to waste Managment is but waste and recycle it as it done in case prof old newspaper

  2. Hi NDTV,
    Instead of 12 hours is there a possibilities for 24hrs one as most garbage is dumped during the night time and it will also bring awareness in full circle.

  3. To include Bihar in the list Nitish has to ban defecation altogether in the state.

  4. In Gujarat still defecation is done in villages .

  5. Cheaper solution to treat sewage at neighbourhood level are present. Many of them do not even require electricity.

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