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Daily PIB Summary - 23 August 2018

Press Information Bureau India

PIB Summary

Centre reviews Swachh Bharat Mission progress in Jammu and Kashmir
  •  Secretary of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Mr Parameswaran Iyer reviewed the progress of Jammu and Kashmir on Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) at Srinagar . 
  • Following  a review with Dy Commissioners of all districts, the State committed to the central team that whole of Jammu and Kashmir will be declared ODF next month.
  •  Chief Secretary of the State Mr BVR Subrahmanyam and other senior officials joined the review. The State is preparing to achieve the milestone  a full year ahead of the national target of 2nd October 2019 for a Swachh Bharat. 
  • Jammu and Kashmir has shown a phenomenal improvement in its rural sanitation coverage since the launch of the SBM(G). From 22% in October 2014, the rural sanitation coverage in the State today stands at over 98% and the State is close to declaring itself Open Defecation Free. The progress has been even more remarkable in recent months. 
  • Nationally, the sanitation coverage has increased from 39% in 2014 to over 90% today, with over 4.2 lakh villages, 429 districts, and 19 States/UTs already declared ODF.

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