States come together to work for ODF Sustainability under Swachh Bharat
- With over 4 lakh villages, 400 districts, and 19 States/UTs declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) in rural India, the Swachh Bharat Mission today organized a National Workshop on ODF Sustainability at Udaipur in Rajasthan. Principal Secretaries-in-Charge of Sanitation, Swachh Bharat Mission Directors and other members of state teams from across the country came together for the workshop, led by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
- The rural sanitation coverage has gone up since the launch of the mission from 39% to over 90% today. Over eight crore toilets have been built across rural India under the Mission and behavior change has led to over 90% of these toilets being used by rural communities in the country, as per various independent studies and surveys undertaken at large scale.