1,040 Odisha Panchayats to be Free of Open Defecation

09-Oct-2015 # Municipal Waste Management Source: New Indian Express

The state of Odisha is lagging behind its target to convert at least one block in each district and 1,040 gram panchayats as open defecation-free under Swachh Bharat Mission. In view of current situation, Chief Secretary GC Pati reviewed the progress of toilet construction in individual households in districts and has asked the collectors to reach the target set for their districts during the next six months. He further advised the collectors to mobilise field staff of other departments and take assistance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to achieve the target.

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