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Kerala to be declared open defecation-free state on Nov 1

A total of more than 1.90 lakh toilets are being constructed across the 941 gram panchayats in Kerala.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2016 19:58 IST
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A total of more than 1.90 lakh toilets are being constructed across the 941 gram panchayats in Kerala.
A total of more than 1.90 lakh toilets are being constructed across the 941 gram panchayats in Kerala.(AFP file photo)

Kerala will be declared as open defecation-free state on its formation day on November 1 with the CPI(M)-led LDF government planning to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend a function in Thiruvananthapuram.

A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, an official statement said.

The cabinet decided to invite Modi, who has launched the Swachh Bharat mission for a clean India, to attend the state-level function to be held in the state capital, it said.

A total of more than 1.90 lakh toilets are being constructed across the 941 gram panchayats in the state, including in individual houses, located at critically challenged and hilly terrains, as part of the sanitation programme by the state government.

Suchitwa Mission, the state nodal agency for sanitation, which is implementing the plan said work on 35% of the toilets had already been completed and the state would achieve the new milestone by November.