The Indian states Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh leads in Open Defecation Free in urban areas under Swachh Bharat Week that began on the 25th.
AP & Gujarat are 1st states in India to declare urban areas as Open defecation-free. In AP, 110 municipal corporations are ODF now
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Shri N.Chandrababu Naidu declared all 110 cities and towns in the State as ODF at a programme in Tirupati. While Porbandar, the native district of Mahatma and all the 180 cities and towns in Gujarat were today declared ODF.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu urged the people to become ‘Swachhagrahis’ to make the country free from poor hygiene in the spirit of ‘Satyagrahis’ who won political freedom for the country under the leadership of Gandhiji. He said that Rs.186 cr has been sanctioned today for Andhra Pradesh for focusing on solid waste management in urban areas.