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UP CM Adityanath wants 30 districts open defecation free by December

Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath on Monday administered a sanitation pledge to the officials and asked them to ensure that 30 districts in the state are open defecation free by December.

lucknow Updated: Mar 20, 2017 23:27 IST
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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with deputy CMs Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Muriya at a meeting of police officers in Lucknow on Monday, March 20, 2017.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with deputy CMs Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Muriya at a meeting of police officers in Lucknow on Monday, March 20, 2017.(PTI)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked senior state government officials to ensure that 30 districts of the state are open defecation free by December.

A day after his swearing-in, Adityanath administered a sanitation pledge to the officials and asked them to ensure that the pledge is effectively implemented, the state government said in a release.

On lines of Swachh Bharat Mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister said that, “UP lags behind other states as far as cleanliness is concerned. Despite availability of safai workers both in urban and rural areas, there is laxity in this regard.”

Asking officials to pull up their socks, he said that they should act on a war-footing scale and achieve the target of making 30 districts open-defecation free by December, cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh told PTI.

The officials also pledged to give their 100 hours annually for the cause.

The move came during the first meeting held by Adityanath with senior officials of all departments in Lok Bhawan.

The chief minister also emphasised that police stations and tehsil offices should be free from political pressures.

He said every department should have a citizen charter and efforts should be made to ensure availability of government services to public in a time-bound manner.

The chief minister also stressed on zero-tolerance of corruption and suggested posting of “sensitive and honest officials” in important positions.