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Swach Bharat Mission has ushers in great social change in the country: Ahluwalia

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Ranchi | Friday, Oct 13 2017 IST
Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation S S Ahuluwali today said that the Swach Bharat Mission has helped to bring in a great social change in the country. Addressing the Swachtha Utsav in Nagdi block of this district he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done such works in the country which could not have been done in the previous 70 years. He said it was due to the efforts of the Prime Minister that the mentality of the people towards cleanliness has changed. The minister during the function also declared Nagdi as an ODF block. He said, toilet in the open was very harmful for the people and pointed that due to the diseases which occur due to open defecation lakhs of children are killed every year in the country. Addressing the function Jharkhand's water resources and sanitation minister Chandraprakash Chowdhary said the state government was serious in the area of cleanliness and assured that next year the entire state would be declared ODF. During the programme, panchayat representatives and jal sahiyas who had performed better under the Swach Bharat Mission were felicitated. The central minister during the programme also administered the oath of cleanliness among the people present. He also later inspected the rural drinking water supply scheme of Nagdi block.UNI AK AKM

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