Rural Rajasthan, Jamtara, Khammam declared open defecation free under Swachh Bharat
India declared 3 regions, rural Rajasthan, Jamtara district in Jharkhand, Khammam district in Telangana open defecation free, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation working towards Swachh Bharat, SDG 6.
Rural Rajasthan, Jamtara district in Jharkhand, Khammam district in Telangana in India have been declared open defecation free now. A total of 181 villages are now considered to be open defecation free in India with a grant of INR 55 crore from Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation that helped build 55,000 toilets.
As a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is constantly working to make India an open defecation country, helping it achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), which is clean water and sanitation.
The Sustainable Development Goals are aimed to be achieved by 2030 and includes quality education, clean energy , no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well being, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and string institutions and finally partnerships.
Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Meghalaya are already declared as open defecation free states.