Of the total 322 village panchayats in the district, all the houses in 61 villages have individual household latrines.

A total of 22 village panchayats have been declared ‘open defecation-free’ in Erode district during the gram sabha meeting last week.

Common toilets

Government of India (GoI) has recently launched Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) campaign and program to accelerate efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage, improve cleanliness and eliminate open defecation in rural India by 2019.

Gujarat high court on Monday ruled that it is the duty of a local authority to ensure proper sanitation so as to avoid problem of diseases like dengue and swine flu.

Union Minister for Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Birender Singh said that the pace of construction of toilets in rural India has gathered momentum and within one year of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission, about 95 lakh toilets were constructed across the country against the target of 60 lakh toilets.

Move to make elimination of open defecation a people’s movement

Lauding the people of Darjeeling for their initiative to make the Queen of Hills clean and green, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today announced that 50,000 toilets would be built in th

As part of eliminating open defecation, 60 village panchayats in the district will have Individual Household Latrine (IHHL) and these villages will also be declared as ‘Open Defecation-Free Village

Question raised in Lok Sabha on solid and liquid waste management, 13/08/2015. Swachh Bharat Mission has been launched from 2.10.2014. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) SBM-G, there is a provision of assistance of up to Rs. 7/12/15/20 lakh for Gram Panchayats with 150/300/500/more than 500 households. Under SBM-G, component-wise funds are not released. However, State/UT-wise funds released under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan (NBA-sanitation programme prior to SBM-G)/SBM (G) during the last 3 years and the current year is at Annexure-1.

The Bihar legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed a legislation incorporating a provision making it mandatory for candidates contesting panchayat polls in Bihar to have toilets at their houses.

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