Rural India reached 100% ODF: Government

NEW DELHI: The sanitation coverage of the Swachch Bharat Mission (Grameen) is 100 percent and all 5,9993 villages have declared themselves free of open defecation (ODF), the government said on Monday.

The Center launched SBM (G) on October 2, 2014 with the aim of reaching Open Free (ODF) India before October 2, 2019.

According to the data reported by the states/UT in the SBM Online Management Information System (G), 10.14 million individual household toilets were built under the program on November 28.

As a result, sanitation coverage in the country, which was 38.7 percent as of October 2, 2014, increased to 100 percent and all the 5.99,963 villages in the country declared themselves ODF, said the Minister of State in the Ministry Jal Shakti said in a written response to a question in the.