Goa achieves ODF and Electricity for every household

Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur, recently complimented Goa as it achieved ODF and Electricity for every household.

Key Points

  • Goa has also become the first state to provide tap water to every household under the “Har Ghar Jal Mission”.
  • Apart from that, Goa achieved 100 per cent target to provide free ration to the poor and needy.
  • It has also completed 100 per cent first dose of covid-19 vaccination.

What is ODF?

The original ODF protocol was issued in the year 2016. According to it, a city or ward is notified as ODF city or ward if not a single person is found defecating in the open, at any point of the day. The ODF tag is provided under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)

What is ODF+?

ODF+ was launched in August 2018 to scale up and sustain the work that cities have undertaken after achieving the ODF tag under Phase I of SBM-Urban. Cities that had been given ODF tag at least once, are eligible for SBM-ODF+ status. A city or ward or work circle can be declared ODF+ if not a single person is found to be defecating or urinating in open. Furthermore, to get this tag, all community & public toilets are required to be functional & well-maintained.

What is ODF++?

The ODF++ was launched in August 2018. Those cities or ward or work circle are eligible to get the tag, which have achieved ODF tag under Phase 1 of the SBM-Urban. However, ODF++ protocol adds one condition that “faecal sludge/septage and sewage is safely managed & treated and there is no discharging and/or dumping of untreated faecal sludge/septage in water bodies, drains, or open areas.”

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