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UDHAMPUR: In order to spread awareness among people of Ramnagar about ODF under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar today conducted an extensive tour of Tehsil Ramnagar and reviewed the progress and effective implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin. The DDC was accompanied by Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Ramnagar Farrukh Qazi besides other district and tehsil level officers and prominent citizens.


Resource person from NGO feedback foundation briefed about ODF on SBM. While addressing the gathering, DDC said that the main objectives of   this programme is    improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation along with   acceleration in sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of SBM.


DDC asked the concerned officers to interact with people of the target villages and make them aware about the benefits of the construction of IHHL under SBM. DDC also asked people to contribute towards the mission by maintaining cleanliness and shun open defecation which is the cause of many diseases. Later, the DDC held awareness camp at Mansar and Surinsar and    stressed that communities must motivate people who defecate in the open to change their habits and added that the campaign was in a “mission mode” and district administration was working towards achieving the target of making the district open defecation free. Renowned folk artist from Ramnagar, Ramaloo Ram and party also presented a cultural programme based on SBM.