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11 Odisha villages are now open defecation free

The Hindu, 29 October 2014


They may be residing in one of the most-backward districts of the country with little knowledge of the outside world, but they have scripted a social success for others to emulate.


Eleven villages of Koraput and Semiliguda blocks in Odisha’s Koraput district with a total of 522 households have become open defecation free (ODF) as the villagers have started using ‘pucca’ toilets constructed at their houses.


“All the 96 families of our village have toilets and open defecation is a matter of the past. Villagers, mostly tribals, use their toilets and there is strict prohibition on open defecation,” said Kamala Jani, an elderly woman of Chandramundar village, 60 km from here, in Koraput block. Read more....