100 Districts in India Declared ODF Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Download PDF)

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Indian government announced that over 1.14 lakh villages have become Open Defecation Free under Swachh Bharat Mission. It’s aiming to achieve the status for more than 100 districts by March next year.

These three states also declared themselves ODF:

  • Kerala
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Sikkim
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan PM Narendra Modi

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan PM Narendra Modi

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan PM Narendra Modi

Highlights:

  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was officially launched on October 2, 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Its aim to eradicate open defecation by 2019 from the country.
  • In the rural areas, the scheme requires engagement with community and facilitation -both of which are picking up slowly.
  • Programme is divided into two categories:

    • Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
    • Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
  • Five-year Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India campaign is expected to cost over Rs. 2 lakh crore.

About Swachh Bharat Mission:

  • It is also called as the Clean India Mission or Clean India drive or Swachh Bharat Campaign.
  • This campaign was officially launched by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 145th birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October in 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi.
  • This campaign involves the construction of toilets.
  • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) is working actively to achieve success for this cause.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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