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Over 100 open defecation free districts under Swachh Bharat in country, says PM Modi

I Am Glad That The Swachh Bharat Mission Is A Mass Movement, With Over 100 Districts Now Open Defecation Free, He Said On Twitter.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Mar 2017, 03:00:03 PM
Narendra Modi

New Delhi:

The Clean India mission has become a mass movement and over 100 districts across the country have become open defecation free (ODF), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.       

"I am glad that the Swachh Bharat Mission is a mass movement, with over 100 districts now open defecation free, "he said on Twitter.        There are three ODF states, 101 such districts and1,67,226 such villages in the country.

A total of 34,879,320toilets have also been built in households, as per the information shared by Modi on the mirco-blogging site.     

The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on October 2, 2014by the Prime Minister with an aim to eradicate open defecation by 2019.   The ambitious mission is divided into two categories --Swachh Bharat  Mission (Gramin) and Swachh Bharat Mission(Urban).

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First Published : 08 Mar 2017, 02:48:00 PM