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Ludhiana District to Become Completely Free of ‘Open Defecation’ in 3 Years

Ludhiana District to Become Completely Free of ‘Open Defecation’ in 3 Years

​Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Ludhiana district is all set to become free of ‘open defecation’ in the upcoming three years. The first phase of the scheme will be completed by October 2, 2015, with 100 villages meeting the target.

All  households in the 100 villages of Ludhiana district will be targeted and each household will be provided with a toilet.


Jaswinder Singh Chahal, Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, is the coordinator and nodal officer for the project. The project entails not just constructing toilets but also creating awareness among villagers as to why using a toilet is better than open defecation. This will be done through special committees comprising village residents only.

For the first phase of the project, Dehlon, Jagraon, Ludhiana-1, Ludhiana-2, Pakhowal, Sudhar and Sidhwan blocks of the district have been selected.

Supreet Singh Gulati, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Ludhiana, told The Times of India that the project is aimed at creating awareness among the masses about the health hazards faced by people due to unhygienic conditions arising from defecating in the open. He called upon the village panchayats to come forward and extend their full cooperation to the district administration in creating this awareness, as well as ensuring that no house in the village is without a toilet.

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