Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Urges People To Eradicate Open Defecation From The State By October 2, 2018

New Delhi: ‘Let us all take the pledge today that we will make Jharkhand Open Defecation Free by October 2, 2018. We will give clean Jharkhand to the country,’ says Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das while celebrating Swachh Bharat Diwas or Swachh Bharat Day on April 18 in the state. Talking about how Jharkhand has been successful in implementing the Swachhta mission, Chief Minister Raghubar Das added,

Three and a half years ago, only 10% toilets were constructed in Jharkhand. Today, the sanitation coverage of the state is around 75%. In the next two months, we will complete the target of 100% swachhta.

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Mr Das also said that the state is at the top in the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission programme. He adds,

In Jharkhand, around 13,825 villages, 1,769 panchayats and 83 blocks and 6 zillas have got the coveted tag of open defecation free. In the state, around 24 lakh toilets have been constructed. Moreover, from January 26 to March 25, during the Swachhta Sankalp campaign, Jharkhand has been successful in building more than 3 lakh toilets.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das also appreciated the work done by women swachh warriors in the state and said,

I salute to women power. Today, I have got the privilege to felicitate the sisters of Garhwa who have helped spread awareness about sanitation in the state.

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CM Raghubar Das also contributed Rs 1 lakh for the construction of toilets in the area.

On the other hand, CM Das also announced series of campaigns that will take place by the women warriors in 32 villages of Garhwa. He said,

My appeal to all the women swachh warriors, go and urge people to build a toilet. Spread the information that by building toilets you will help reduce the disease burden and you will save money.

The state government has also recruited over one lakh masons so that the toilet construction work is in its full swing in all the areas of the state. According to the estimates done by the government, construction of over two lakh toilets each month is needed to go ODF.

Also Read: Release Toilet Subsidies To People Within 15 Days Or Get Penalised: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das

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