Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Villages, 01/12/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Villages, 01/12/2016. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014, which aims at attaining Open Defecation Free India by 2nd October 2019. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), the focus is on behavior change, usage of toilets and engagement of communities. The programme provides flexibility to the State governments in choosing the approach, considered most suitable to them. The programme also provides incentives for individual toilets. Funds are also available for community toilets and for solid and liquid waste management. The behavior change communication is emphasized and there is also focus on capacity building of the implementation machinery.

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