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Tag: Open Defecation

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Panchayat Withdraws Decision To Stop Ration Supply To 24 Families In Odisha

Berhampur: A controversial decision of a panchayat in Ganjam district to stop ration supply under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) to beneficiaries, who were found defecating in open, has been withdrawn in the face of a hue and cry. Ration supply was stopped to 24 families, in Goutami panchayat under Sanakhemundi Block, for alleged […]

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Odisha languishes at bottom in Swachh Bharat: Eco-Survey

Bhubaneswar: In the country’s swachh drive, Odisha failed to do a neat job. The State finished second from bottom in the country in the indicator of access to sanitation. Consequently, Odisha was ranked as the 2nd in high open defecation. Such home-truths about State’s ‘untidy’ strides were to fore in the Economic Survey – 2018-19 […]

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Swachh Bharat Mission a damp squib in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as three years have elapsed since its inception, the Swachh Bharat Mission has reportedly failed to achieve its desired goal in Odisha as around 50 lakh families are still defecating in open and lack toilets. In some cases, toilets which have already been built under the mission are not even in a proper […]

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Open defecation report doesn't reflect Swachh Bharat progress: Centre

New Delhi: The Union government on Tuesday said a recent report by Water Air that more than 732 million Indians defecate in the open or in unsafe/unhygienic toilets does not reflect the progress made under the Swachh Bharat Mission. A report by the international non-governmental organisation titled “Out of Order — The State of the […]

Family fined Rs 75,000 for defecating in the open in MP

Betul (MP): A panchayat at a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district has imposed a fine of about Rs 75,000 on a family for open defecation. The panchayat of Rambhakhedi village also served notices to 43 other families there to stop defecating in the open. “About a month back, the family was advised to stop […]

Armed with whistles, Odisha women wage war against open defecation

Berhampur:  They guard and whistle to put a check on open defecation in their village every day. Contributing to the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ in an innovative manner, a group of women have adopted such a novel way to create awareness on use of toilets at Ranajhali under Purusottampur in Ganjam. The ‘Whistle Gang’ conducts patrol […]

Kids most affected due to open defecation: Akshay Kumar

Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, whose new film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” talks about the importance of making toilets, says children are most affected due to open defecation. “Kids are the ones who are most affected due to open defecation as they are so vulnerable to diseases. Through my movie, I am urging each Indian household […]

SC, ST students deprived of basic sanitation; Activist seeks NHRC intervention

Students, both boys and girls of a residential school in Khajuripada, Kandhamal, are forced to go for open defecation and bathe in nearby forest due to absence of toilets and portable drinking water.

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Odisha to be open defecation free state by Oct 2019

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will become open defecation free staste by October 2019, informed secretary of Union Drinking Water and Sanitation department, Prameswaram Iyer while reviewing the implementation of Swachh Bharat mission in Rural Odisha. Iyer also informed that target has been set to make Deogarh open defecation free by December 2016, and Balasore by March 2017. […]

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Odisha village ends open-defecation, but age-old problems remain

Bhubaneswar: It is the perfect feel-good story. Some young men in a remote Orissa hamlet, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission, launch a campaign that results in their village becoming an open defecation-free zone. What’s more, in the process, the number of lavatories in the village jumps from 46 to 260. Scratch […]

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Odisha targets to turn total open defecation free by 2017

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has set the target to become a total Open Defecation Free (ODF) and asked all District Collectors today to work to achieve the goal between December, 2016 and December, 2017. The Collectors have also been asked to make at least five to 15 gram panchayats open defecation free by August 15, 2015 […]

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