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Himachal Pradesh vying for "Nirmal State" status

Last Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 22:47

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is making all out efforts to make all 2233 gram panchayats Open Defecation Free (ODF) to become a `Nirmal State`.

"The government is making concerted efforts to make the total sanitation campaign a big sucess in the state," SK BS Negi, Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, said here today.

The state is trying hard to become a `Nirmal State` by making all 2233 gram panchayats ODF, he said.

Reviewing progress of the sanitation campaign programme, Negi said 1011 gram panchayats in the state had already been awarded Nirmal Gram Awards.

A special awareness campaign would be launched to make Himachal ODF in next three months, he said.

The law would be effectively enforced to curb the tendency of open defecation, Negi said.


First Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 22:47

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