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Build Toilets Or Get Sacked, Zilla Panchayat Chief Tells Officials In Madhya Pradesh

To make Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh open defecation free, the Zilla Panchayat Head has set government officials a deadline to construct toilets post which officials with no toilet at home will have to face severe punishment

In This Village Of Madhya Pradesh, The Panchayat Has Fined A Family Rs 75,000 For Defecating In The Open

Raisen: Government employees posted in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh as well as public representatives of rural bodies there will have to ensure toilets in their houses, or else they will face strict action, including their getting the sack.

A campaign has been launched in the district to make it open defecation-free (ODF) by October 2 and those government officials who do not have toilets in their homes by this deadline will face strict action under service rules, including termination of service, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Amanvir Singh Bains said on Monday.

These include gram panchayat Secretaries, job assistants, and aanganwadi and Asha workers, apart from elected representatives like sarpanches and panches, he said.

Ever since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014, the overall sanitation coverage in Madhya Pradesh has increased  and 139 cities have been declared  ODF.

In the recent Swachh Survekshan results, eight cities of Madhya Pradesh were chosen in the top 25 clean cities of India and Indore was crowned as the cleanest city.

Also Read: Chikkamagaluru Marches On To End Open Defecation

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