Swachh Bharat Mission: Udhampur builds nearly 75,000 new toilets

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New Delhi:

Nearly 75,000 toilets have been built in individual households under the Swachh Bharat Mission in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district.

Udhampur district has constructed 74,587 units of Individual Household Latrines (IHHL), covering 98 per cent of its population, District Development Commissioner Ravinder Kumar said on Friday.

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As many as 1,000 toilets more would be built soon, Kumar added.

The Udhampur district administration has set up Open Defecation Free (ODF) verification teams comprising officials from various departments to ascertain the ground reality of the IHHL units built in all panchayats of the district, Kumar said.

A three-day verification drive is under way to identify all households, which have not been able to build their IHHL units, Kumar added.

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The DDC said the local volunteered in building the toilets through the Maha Shram Daan, aimed at involving all stakeholders in the effort to make the district open defecation free under SBM.

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