Abohar, January 13
The subdivisional town of Abohar, that had had attained low rankings in national surveys for four years, has been given Open Defecation Free (ODF)-plus status.
According to a survey conducted by the government under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the town has been given ODF-plus status.
Abhijit Kaplish, Additional Deputy Commissioner (G), who also serves as Commissioner, Municipal Commissioner, today congratulated the staff of the departments concerned.
Kaplish said in the first phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the goal was to have toilets in each house. In the second phase, ODF-plus status was introduced for toilets equipped with all facilities. Community toilets in Abohar met all conditions to become eligible for the ODF-plus status, he said. A comprehensive drive to improve the standard of sanitation had been launched here and 25 tippers, besides hand-pulled rickshaws had been provided to ‘safai sewaks’ to collect wet and dry garbage across the town.
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