Advisory for ODF-Plus launched

Advisory for ODF-Plus launched
File pic of Rattan Lal Kataria

Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria on Saturday launched an advisory document on ODF Plus, and Swachh Gram Darpan mobile app, which are aimed at managing solid waste in villages.

ODF-Plus is the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM) with the objective of controlling the menace of liquid and solid waste inrural areas.

"In 2014, the Prime Minister introduced the SBM andnow, because of people's contribution, we are moving towards the 100 per centsuccess of this mission in October 2019," said Kataria during NationalPlanning Workshop on ODF Plus and Water Conservation here.

Drinking Water and Sanitation secretary ParameswaranIyersaid the focus in ODF Plus would be on sustaining the momentum attained throughODF.

"We will scale up Solid and Liquid Waste Managementwith special focus on greywater management. We have come a long way and it hasbeen possible because of all the people who came together to make SBM a JanAndolan," he said.Over 5.6 lakh villages in 30 states and unionterritories have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) in rural India underSBM-Grameen.

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