Ministry of Housing and Urban Development announced
First place in ODF Plus to Agastyamuni and second to Munikirati
Chamba of Tehri district has been declared ODF double plus city under Swachh Bharat Mission. After inspecting the claims of Nagar Palika Parishad Chamba, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has issued an order in this regard on Friday.
Chamba city is the first body of the state which has been declared as a double plus in open defecation free campaign. Municipal Corporation Dehradun claims for this category are also being inspected. At the same time, Nagar Panchayat Agasthyamuni has got first place in ODF Plus and Nagar Palika Parishad Munikireti has got second position.
Under Swachh Bharat Mission, Uttarakhand has been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 18 February 2018. Under this, there were standards for declaring the body as ODF if there were toilets in each house. The central government has fixed the ODF Plus and its categories to improve sewerage and safety tank systems with OPD.
Municipal Council Chamba and Municipal Corporation Dehradun claimed for the ODF Plus category. The standards of ODF Plus were inspected in Chamba city from 13 December. The central government has declared the city of Chamba to be ODF plus if all claims are found to be true.
What is ODFplus
Municipal Council Chamba has achieved this feat due to being a small city, but it is not easy for Municipal Corporation Dehradun. 90 bodies of the state have claimed for ODF Plus. The list will be released by the Center after the inspection of these bodies by 31 January.
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the standards of sewerage and safety tank systems, public toilets have been set in the city along with toilets in every house to be declared ODF Plus. The Nagar Palika Parishad Chamba Center has met these standards. Here a five MLT treatment tank has been built for the disposal of sewage collected from the safety tank. Electricity, habitat basin and cleanliness in public toilets have been found to be correct. Based on this, the Central Government has declared the city of Chamba as ODF Plus. The city of Chamba declared ODF Plus for the Cleanliness Survey 2020 will get a benefit of 500 points directly.
The state of Uttarakhand has made progress in the Swachh Bharat Mission. The announcement of Chamba city as ODF plus is a major achievement. In other cities of the state, inspection is being done by the Center to declare ODF Plus. In the coming time, the state will set an example in cleanliness.
– Madan Kaushik, Urban Development Minister