New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: The Swachh Bharat Mission, a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has achieved disastrous target in rural Odisha with 60 percent rural households still not having toilets since the mission was launched on October 2, 2014.
The Swachh Survekshan Gramin-2017 report released by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday, barely 80 percent households-including rural, urban and municipal corporation covered areas use toilets across the state.
Ahead of third anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation submitted a survey report prepared by the Quality Council of India (QCI) to take stock of the progress made by the programme in rural India.
The performance of Odisha has been extremely poor even in comparison to states like Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
In view of poor status of rural sanitation in Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the Centre will take further initiative to improve their sanitation coverage and Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM).