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DRDA plans open-defecation-free Coimbatore by 2015

The Hindu, 24 November 2014


1.47 lakh more toilets need to be constructed in rural areas of the district


The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) is looking at private donors to achieve an ‘Open Defecation-Free Coimbatore’ by 2015.


In the State Government’s Vision 2023 document released in 2012 by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, one of the major objectives was ensuring that all residents of Tamil Nadu had access to safe sanitation.


Official sources told The Hindu here recently that Coimbatore was among the first districts in the State to take up the initiatives towards this mission through solid waste management projects, constructing toilets in all schools and anganwadis besides undertaking an information, education and communication campaign among elected representatives of local bodies. Its progress was reviewed on a weekly basis. Read more....