CM Yogi Declares UP Open Defecation Free

CM Yogi

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has declared the State as open defecation-free (ODF) from 11 May 2022.

The state government officials had recently made a presentation in front of the CM, where these observations were mentioned. The CM said that under the Swachh Bharat Mission, numerous community toilets have been constructed along with individual toilets in the last five years.

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It is noteworthy that the State government provides monthly funds for the maintenance of these community toilets, which the CM said have played a big role in the state getting ODF status. “Along with ensuring cleanliness in all the community toilets the local administration should ensure that the toilets were not locked,” the CM observed.

It may be recalled that UP had won the first prize in ‘Swachh Sundar Samudayaik Shauchalaya (SSSS)’ in 2020. Among districts, all three prizes were given to Uttar Pradesh districts – Prayagraj, Hardoi, and Fatehpur. These prizes were bagged under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojna (GKRY). In the ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ category, the state bagged the second prize for maximum shramdaan (public voluntary work) in cleanliness.

The Centre had selected 116 districts countrywide, including 31 in Uttar Pradesh, for improving the community toilet scenario under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojna (GKRY), officials said.