In another incident, a mother of two children was brutally slaughtered at a nearby place where she went for open defecation
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed progress of Open Defecation
Free (ODF) targets in four states -- Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, and Jammu and Kashmir, and emphasised on converting the ODF mission into a mass movement.
He said Nigeria could reduce its disease burden with a working sanitation action plan in place, adding that no fewer than 46 million people practice open defecation
in the country.
I am very proud that my town Panchgani has been selected as one of the cleanest towns in India, winning three district honours: Open defecation
free city, Swachh [clean] city and Best Municipal Council in the state.
With the SBM entering its pre-final year of implementation, the States shared their plans on achieving an Open Defecation
Free status in 2018, with a strong focus on behaviour change communication, delivered through a mixture of targeted inter-personal communication and mass communication.
We have often heard that India is the most unhygienic country in terms of open defecation
Segamian has become the first ward to be declared open defecation
free in Narok.
The proposed project will focus on three key areas: reducing open defecation
through a community-based, nutrition-sensitive, behaviour change approach involving community mobilisation, formation of Village Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) committees, communication and messaging, training; implementing total sanitation interventions in selected villages by providing adequate drainage systems, and piloting technologies like oxidation ponds and solid waste management to demonstrate total sanitation models for replication in the rest of Punjab.
This is to deal with the fact that 7 million Filipinos still practice open defecation
, especially in rural areas.
IANS Patna A Bihar government directive to school teachers to"monitor"open defecation
in their areas has raised a stink, with affected staff up in arms over the order which they dubbed as"against teachers'dignity".
This was followed by the launching of Swachh Bharat Mission with the target to eradicate open defecation
and lack of hygiene are among important risk factors for the transmission of many NTDs.