Uttarakhand and Haryana Becomes 4th and 5th ODF States (Download PDF)

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More two state of India have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) States which are rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) and become 4th and 5th state after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala to be declared ODF.

Location of ODF States

Location of ODF States

Location of ODF States

Key Facts

  • The sanitation coverage has been reach up to 64 % which was previously at 42 % within two and a half years of launch of SBM.
  • Total 13 districts, 95 blocks, 7256 gram panchayats and 15751 villages of Uttarakhand has declare themselves as ODF in Dehradun and 21 districts, 124 blocks, and 6083 gram panchayats of Haryana has declared themselves as ODF in Chandigarh.
  • So with this, total five states including 147 districts and 2 lakh villages are declared as Open Defecation Free.
Image of ODF Status for Uttarakhand and Haryana

Image of ODF Status for Uttarakhand and Haryana

Image of ODF Status for Uttarakhand and Haryana

  • Collaborative community participation has played most important roll for achieving ODF status for Uttarakhand.

Background

  • 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:
  1. Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
  2. Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
Image of Swachh Bharat Mission

Image of Swachh Bharat Mission

Image of Swachh Bharat Mission

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

- Published/Last Modified on: June 26, 2017

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