ODF districts now beyond 100: GoI
Q. Number of ODF districts in India has now crossed?- Published on 06 Mar 17
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, Haryana, at a joint event with the Government of Haryana.
Over 1000 women swachhta champions from grassroots in Haryana attended the event.
Deputy Commissioners of 11 ODF districts of Haryana were honoured on the occasion.
Event will culminate in Gujarat with function named Swachh Shakti 2017 where the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will address 6000 women sarpanches and honour them for their contribution to Swachh Bharat.
The Minister also announced that the number of ODF (Open Defecation Free) districts in the country has now crossed 100.
Over 1.7 lakh villages have become ODF.
Haryana will become an ODF State by November 2017.
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