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Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh First States to become Open Defecation Free in Urban Areas
Oct 12, 2016

Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh becoming the first States to declare all cities and towns in respective States as Open Defecation Free (ODF) and a few districts including Porbandar also declared ODF, on the 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi which was also the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission.

  • Porbandar, the native district of Mahatma Gandhi and all the 180 cities and towns in Gujarat were declared ODF.

  • All 110 cities and towns in the Andhra Pradesh were also declared as ODF.

  • 405 cities and towns have so far claimed to have become Open Defecation Free along with 20,000 of the 82,000 urban wards in the country.

  • Another 334 cities and towns would become ODF by March next year.

  • Maharashtra, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and other North-Eastern States are on course to declare all urban areas as ODF soon.


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