Maharashtra Government Declares 263 Cities Open Defecation Free

Maharashtra Government Declares 263 Cities Open Defecation Free

Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, announced 263 cities Open Defecation Free and said that the state is also leading in solid waste management.
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Highlights
  • Maharashtra is also leading in solid waste management
  • Mr Naidu felicitated the Urban Local Bodies workers with ODF certificates
  • The state has completed the construction of 4.06 lakh toilets

 

Chief Minister of MaharashtraDevendra Fadnavis, on June 6 declared 263 cities of the state open defecation free. Mr Fadnavis also announced that out of the total target of constructing 8.99 lakh toilets by 2019, the state has completed the construction of 4.06 lakh toilets so far. The state has received Rs 7,000 crore under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

This announcement was made during a review meeting in presence of M. Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development Minister regarding the  implementation of various projects like e-Governance and digitisation, Open Defecation Free, Solid Waste Management, Housing, Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) implementation, Metro, Public transport, PMAY and many others.

Also Read: Urban Maharashtra All Set To Become Open Defecation Free By October This Year: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

87 percent of the target has been achieved in terms of community and public toilets, said Mr Fadnavis.

Earlier, M Venakaiah Naidu stated that out of 190 cities, 20 cities have already been declared free from open defecation.

During the joint press conference, Mr Naidu felicitated the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) workers with ODF certificates. The state government aims to build 1.75 lakh more toilets by October 2.

Also Read: Rajasthan All Set To Become Open Defecation Free By End Of This Year: M Venkaiah Naidu

Maharashtra is also leading in solid waste management with 80 percent segregation of solid waste at source in eight cities and above 50 percent in 12 other cities. 

In the recent Swachh Surveskan, 434 cities were inspected and ranked on standards of urban sanitation, public toilets, solid waste management including road sweeping and segregation at the source of waste collection. Navi Mumbai was listed among the top 10 cleanest cities whereas Greater Mumbai was placed at 29 in the list.

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