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Over 1 lakh villages across India declared ODF plus

Nearly eight years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission from the ramparts of the Red Fort, with a vision to make the country ODF as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary

No Toilets In Open Defecation-Free Villages: Swachh Bharat Mission Falls Flat In Puri?

Puri: Even as the Odisha government is claiming that it’s working hard to make the State open defecation-free, allegations of large-scale irregularities in the construction of toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has surfaced in Puri district. It was alleged that funds to the tune of lakhs of rupees were siphoned off by preparing false […]

Irregularities in building Swachh-Bharat toilets
Khurda's Open Defecation Free Mission Hits Roadblock

Khurda: Allegations of large scale irregularities in building toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) have come to the fore from several areas of Khurda district raising doubts on the Centre & State government’s target to make Odisha open defecation free (ODF) state in the near future. Most surprisingly, such allegations have come to limelight from […]

Bhubaneswar Declared Open Defecation Free

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as a good news for residents of Bhubaneswar, the Smart City has been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) ++ city. The information regarding the ODF status was announced by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary at a special function today. “We are making a self declaration that Bhubaneswar is […]

India open defecation-free, country's stature on rise: Modi

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared that India is now open defecation-free, adding the country’s stature is on the rise on the world stage. Making the remarks at two separate public events, Modi also said a glimpse of the respect India has globally was seen during the ‘HowdyModi’ event in Houston. Speaking at […]

IRCTC indian railways special trains
Railways to become ODF in next few months: Chairman

New Delhi: Indian Railway tracks across the country especially at railway stations, which earlier used to give off stench from the human waste and made passengers cringe will be history, as the national carrier is going to be open defecation free in next few months by installing bio toilets in all the rail coaches. In […]

Odisha Achieves 100% ODF Status

Bhubaneswar: After missing several deadlines, Odisha finally achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, revealed data on Wednesday. As per data uploaded on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) website, a total of 66,83,148 toilets have been constructed since October 2, 2014, an increase of 86.22 per cent in terms of households with toilets. […]

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 […]

Suniel Shetty's appeal to Berhampur residents

Bhubaneswar: With more and more personalities coming out to promote ‘Swachh Bharat Mission,’ Bollywood actor Suneil Shetty was latest to join the bandwagon to promote sanitation and cleanliness in Berhampur city of Odisha. The actor made an appeal to the people of Berhampur to keep the city clean. We thank @sunilshetty4u for extending his support […]

None of the districts in Goa is open defecation-free

New Delhi: Goa is often projected as one of the most favoured destinations for foreign tourists, but none of its districts has been declared open defecation-free (ODF) under the government’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission launched over three years ago. The western coastal state, along with Bihar and Manipur, does not have a single district which […]

Deogarh Open defecation free? No, toilets in villages turn store rooms

Deogarh: Though the State government has declared Deogarh the first ‘open defecation-free’ district, the ground reality tells a different story. Owing to the lack of piped water supply for villages in the district, people have not been able to use latrines built under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Like the villagers of Sanadangaghat in the district […]

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. […]