GUWAHATI, April 1 � In order to achieve the target of being Open Defecation Free (ODF) district by 2016, the Kamrup Metro administration has started a project in collaboration with the World Bank.
An awareness meeting was held in the conference hall of Kamrup Metro Zila Parishad, for the Panchayat Raj Institution (PRI) members and gaon panchayat secretaries, which was addressed by the representatives of the World Bank and officials of the Public Health Engineering Department, stated a press release. As a first step towards the initiative, a District Resource Group, comprising PRI members was constituted who will be taken to an exposure trip outside Assam.
Taking part in the deliberations, Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro, emphasised on achieving the target within the year and asked the officials to chalk out a strategic plan.
Mass awareness programmes will be organised at gaon panchayat and village level through the members of the District Resource Groups within the next few days in collaboration with the World Bank officials.