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Dhubri district declared open defecation free

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DHUBRI, June 9 - At a time when the entire country is struggling to motivate the masses to use toilets, the border district of Dhubri which is mostly known for illiteracy, underdevelopment and other social issues, was declared as open defecation free recently by Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Assam.

For the entire Dhubri district, 1,61,943 household latrines were to be built, as a target after a base line survey. It was informed that Dhubri district was lagging far behind in achieving this target till February this year but the Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Anant Lal Gyani under �Mission Sambhav� launched the construction of 15, 000 such latrines on March 26 this year which boosted the constructions and target was achieved.

On Monday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and PHED Minister Rihon Daimari congratulated the Dhubri district administration on this achievement. A letter was issued by the Mission Directorate, Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Assam which declared the district to be an open defecation-free district.

Speaking to this correspondent, the Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri said that although they have constructed the required number of household toilets, they will now have to work towards encouraging the people towards using these toilets. �We are planning to organise a mass awareness programme with the help of officials, NGOs, civil society groups, ladies clubs etc.,� the Deputy Commissioner said.

However, the process of construction of such household latrines will not be stopped. �As the required number of household toilets have been constructed, now the verification process of such toilets will start. After that if more toilets are required they will be constructed,� added the Deputy Commissioner.

He also gave the credit of this achievement to the people of Dhubri and the administrative team of Dhubri district.

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Dhubri district declared open defecation free

DHUBRI, June 9 - At a time when the entire country is struggling to motivate the masses to use toilets, the border district of Dhubri which is mostly known for illiteracy, underdevelopment and other social issues, was declared as open defecation free recently by Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Assam.

For the entire Dhubri district, 1,61,943 household latrines were to be built, as a target after a base line survey. It was informed that Dhubri district was lagging far behind in achieving this target till February this year but the Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Anant Lal Gyani under �Mission Sambhav� launched the construction of 15, 000 such latrines on March 26 this year which boosted the constructions and target was achieved.

On Monday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and PHED Minister Rihon Daimari congratulated the Dhubri district administration on this achievement. A letter was issued by the Mission Directorate, Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Assam which declared the district to be an open defecation-free district.

Speaking to this correspondent, the Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri said that although they have constructed the required number of household toilets, they will now have to work towards encouraging the people towards using these toilets. �We are planning to organise a mass awareness programme with the help of officials, NGOs, civil society groups, ladies clubs etc.,� the Deputy Commissioner said.

However, the process of construction of such household latrines will not be stopped. �As the required number of household toilets have been constructed, now the verification process of such toilets will start. After that if more toilets are required they will be constructed,� added the Deputy Commissioner.

He also gave the credit of this achievement to the people of Dhubri and the administrative team of Dhubri district.