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MoHUA will launch SBM ODF Plus and ODF Plus Plus Protocol on August 10

The event will be webcast live for states and cities to witness the launches from across the country. 


Government Press Release 08 Aug 2018, 01:41 PM India
  • The SBM ODF Plus and SBM ODF Plus Plus protocols that are planned to be launched are geared towards this objective. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs will launch ODF Plus and ODF Plus Plus Protocol on August 10. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), urban areas of 18 states, and a total of 3,223 cities have become Open Defecation Free, and 2,712 cities among them have been certified as ODF through an independent third party.

The event will be webcast live for states and cities to witness the launches from across the country. 

With urban India poised to become ODF before the end of the Mission period, it is now time to consolidate our ODF achievements to make it sustainable and address the issue of holistic sanitation, by addressing the entire sanitation value chain.

The SBM ODF Plus and SBM ODF Plus Plus protocols that are planned to be launched are geared towards this objective.

While the SBM ODF Plus protocol focuses on sustaining community/ public toilet usage by ensuring their functionality, cleanliness, and maintenance, the SBM ODF Plus Plus will focus on achieving sanitation sustainability by addressing complete sanitation value chain, including safe containment, processing, and disposal of fecal sludge and septage.

The ODF+ and ++ protocol and toolkit to be launched will detail out the necessary conditions to be achieved by cities for declaring themselves as ODF+ and ODF++, along with the detailed steps required for third-party certifications.


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