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Andhra Pradesh to be declared ODF by March 2018

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N Chandrababu Naidu, announced that Andhra Pradesh will be declared ODF by March 2018. This was announced during a Collectors’ Conference in Vijaywada, as a part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign.

Adding momentum to this drive more than 2 lakhs toilet pits were dug on 17th September in Madhya Pradesh. These are targeted to be converted into one lakh toilets by 2nd October.

In Maharasthra, the focus has been on Shramdaan and IPC, during the week. In J&K, the administration and masses came together to make their areas swachh.

Cleanliness Drive was carried out in important and iconic places and Solid and Liquid Resource Management activities were undertaken in in Mizoram. Solid and Liquid Resource Management was also the key focus in Chhattisgarh.

To aid with generating awareness about Swachhata Rajasthan undertook SwachhtaChitran – a campaign where Block level officers, motivators and masons, took to the streets to paint on public walls, water tanks and other such public spaces.

To create awareness amongst community members, SwachhtaRaths along with nukkadnataks were launched in Uttarakhand.

In Punjab, the cleanliness drives gained momentum wherein the major activities undertaken were cleaning of drains, cremation places, ponds, roads.

IHHL pit digging, cleanliness drive at school, village, street, community place, religious place, jail and Anganwadi centres, sanitation pledge at block level and village level were the focus in Jharkhand. In Telangana mass construction of toilets has been initiated.

Swachhata Hi Seva is a pan India campaign launched on 15th September till October 2nd. It calls all citizens across the country to participate actively through shramdaan to the cause of swachhata.

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