Three states & UTs not having ODF districts so far; heres they are

process of declaring a district ODF was through a “transparent process at an aam sabha meeting

Three states & UTs not having ODF districts so far; heres they are

Despite all talks on Swacch Bharat Mission over past years, the government has informed the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) that three Union Territories as well as 3 states don’t have single open defecation district so far.

It need be mentioned that the country of 6.5 lakh villages had mere 47000 Open Defecation Free villages back when the Swaccha Bharat Mission commenced under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

However, while many states took it up as a campaign, the states so far not having ODF villages until December 22 were Bihar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Goa, Manipur, Puducherry and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

The state with the highest number of districts among all the above states and UTs is Bihar with 38 districts, out of which none of them have been declared as ODF, as was informed by Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti.

The government also informed Parliament that the process of declaring a district ODF was through a “transparent process at an aam sabha meeting, where citizens of the village come together and affirm that the village has become ODF and that all households use toilets.”

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