Bengal Govt To Organise Awareness Campaigns On World Toilet Day

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Kolkata: The Panchayat and Rural Development department will conduct massive awareness campaigns against open defecation and other health issues on World Toilet Day.

The department has released tickers for television to create awareness against open defecation. There are tickers on hand wash where parents, particularly mothers, have been requested not to allow their children to take food without washing their hands.

People have been asked to clear containers used to store water, flower pots as they serve as mosquito breeding grounds. They have also been requested to segregate garbage at source and keep bio-degradable waste in separate bins.

All the districts in Bengal will be ODF much ahead of the schedule which is October 2, 2019.

Five districts in Bengal that are yet to be declared ODF are Purulia, Jhargram, North Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). Fourteen districts have formally been declared as ODF while in three other districts, work has been completed but the formal declaration has not happened yet.

On the occasion of World Toilet Day, Mission Nirmal Bangla was launched in Bengal on November 19, 2013. As of May, 2018, 11 districts, 33,261 villages, 2,621 Gram Panchayats and 255 blocks in the State have become ODF. This scheme has received international acclaim from the UN as well.

Nadia was the first district in India to be declared ODF. All the districts in Bengal will be ODF much ahead of the schedule which is October 2, 2019. Five districts in Bengal that are yet to be declared ODF are Purulia, Jhargram, North Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). Fourteen districts have formally been declared as ODF while in three other districts, work has been completed but the formal declaration has not happened yet.

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