Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM

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Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM


  1. Chief minister Raghubar Das has declared Jharkhand open defecation free (ODF) on its 18th statehood day. The state has achieved its target a year ahead of the ODF deadline.

Important Facts:

  1. The state has constructed of more than 33 lakh toilets in rural Jharkhand against the requirement of 40 lakh in the past four years.
  2. On October 2, 2017, the Jharkhand government declared its civic bodies, including that of Ranchi, ODF by building more than 2.10 lakh toilets against the target of 2.09 lakh.
  3. Earlier picture:
  • Toilet coverage in Jharkhand was around 16% till 2012.
  • According to the baseline survey 2012, there were more than 4o lakh households in Jharkhand, while the number of toilets were only around 2 lakh.
  • Jharkhand has got the first position in the country for cleanliness in the cleanliness survey 2018.
  1. With coordinated effort, more than 9 lakh toilets were built in the financial year 2017-2018 to achieve the feat.
  2. The highest number of toilets was built in Giridih (2,65,193), followed by Ranchi (2,37,336) and Palamu (2,21,444).
  3. Sakhi Mandals and Rani Mistry: This is one of the best practices bought out by the Jharkhand government where Rani Mistry has been made in place of the Masons by training women in the state.
  4. These Rani Mistries have played an important role in the construction of toilets in the state and has been given the status of Queen Mistry.
  5. This concept of Rani Mistry has been appreciated by the Central Government and it is being followed by various states, which is a matter of pride for Jharkhand.


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