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Wayanad tops Swachh Bharat Mission’s ODF Plus rankings


Wayanad, Kerala has become the first district in the country to be declared ODF (open defecation-free) Plus.

ODF+ and ODF++

  • India has been running the Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 scheme, an extension of the first phase launched in 2014, since February 2020.
  • ODF+ and ODF++ are aimed at the proper maintenance of toilet facilities and the safe collection, conveyance, treatment, or disposal of faecal sludge and sewage.
  • ODF+ focuses on toilets with water, maintenance and hygiene
  • ODF++ focuses on toilets with sludge and septage management

Other important Schemes

  • GOBARdhan Scheme: The GOBARdhan scheme aims to support villages in safely managing their cattle waste, agriculture waste and organic waste.
  • Jal Jeevan mission: It is a program that seeks to connect all rural households with clean tap water by 2024, and has been in force since August 15, 2019. These schemes aim to increase the ease of living of Indians and improve their well-being. 

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