The State of Madhya Pradesh today declared that 18 districts of the State, taken up by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, will become Open Defecation Free (ODF) by March 2017.
The declaration was made during a State visit by the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer. During the visit, the Secretary held meetings with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and the Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh. The Swachh Bharat Mission and the National Rural Drinking Water Programme rollout in the State was discussed during the meetings.
The Secretary also made two village field visits and said that the State was doing extremely well on both programmes of the Government of India.
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