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Ramgarh first ODF district of the state, 9 lakh toilets made during 2016-17: CS

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During the review of Swaksh Bharat Mission, Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma directed to prepare work plan to make all districts of the state ODF by 2019. Responsibilities of all panchayat sevaks, rojgar sevaks, BDOs and mukhiyas should be determined. She said that work plan should be made district wise to achieve the target.
Verma said that during 2016-17, 9 lakh toilets have been made in the state. She said to make work plan to make 15 lakh toilets in 2017-18 targeting 2,000 individual panchayats. Complete work plan including finance, manpower and material should be made village wise so that the work does not stop once started. 12 districts have been targeted to be made ODF in 2017-18. Moreover, photo uploading should be done fast and panchayat sevaks responsibility should be fixed as the department will give them 25 rupees for uploading each photo. She said that DMFT and MGNREGA funds should be used in the districts having sleep back.
The department said that 12 lakh toilets have been made in the state under Swaksha Bharat Mission and nearly 600 grampanchayats have been declared ODF. Ramgarh has become first ODF district of the state.
Drinking Water and Sanitation Principal Sec A. P. Singh and Director Swaksha Bharat Mission Mr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma including other officers were present on this occasion.

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