Tag Archives: ODF

Uttarakhand and Haryana declared 4th and 5th ODF States


Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF) States of India. The two today joined the league of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, which were the first three states to be declared ODF. Nationally, the sanitation coverage has increased from 42% … Read More

Dream of Har Ghar Jal will be realized by 2030

Government launched National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 affected habitations in the country by March 2021 with an outlay of Rs 25,000 crore. Inaugurating the mission here in collaboration with the States, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Panchayati… Read More

Swachh Bharat Milestone- 100 districts in India declared ODF


Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched Swachh Shakti Saptah, a week-long programme of activities across the country to highlight the role of women in Swachh Bharat Mission and to recognize their leadership

Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, made the national launch of Swachh Shakti Saptaah in Gurugram,… Read More

Maharashtra to become Open Defecation Free by March 2018

The Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, Shri Swadhin Kshatriya has conveyed to the Centre that the State will be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by March 2018. He said this in a meeting with the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, in Mumbai, and mentioned that Maharashtra is on track to achieve this goal.

The Secretary… Read More

Gujarat and AP become 1st States to become Urban Open Defecation Free


The Swachh Bharat Week that began on the 25th of this month concludes with Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh becoming the first States to declare all cities and towns in respective States as Open Defecation Free (ODF) and a few districts including Porbandar also declared ODF, on the 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi which is also the second anniversary of … Read More

Clean UP, Green UP

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Secretary, Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Mr. Parmeshwaran Aiyyer called on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav at his official residence . During the meeting, deliberations were held on various issues like bringing to an end open defecation as well as construction and mandatory use of toilets.

The Chief Minister apprised… Read More

Mayors & Officials from 22 States to discuss ODF Strategies

Venkaiah Naidu

Mayors, Chairpersons, Municipal Commissioners and officials of 62 cities from 22 States will discuss strategies for ‘Open Defecation Free’ cities and safe treatment and disposal of human waste at a two day National Workshop on Sanitation in New Delhi to be inaugurated by Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu .

42 Towns with a population of less… Read More

Report of the Sub-Group of CMs on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan submitted

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal, and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Harish Rawat, today called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and submitted the final report of the sub-group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

The Prime Minister complimented the … Read More