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Four Wards of Rourkela Declared Open Defecation Free Area by RMC

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Report;Rajesh Mohpatra,Odishabarta 

ROURKELA,09//08/18:Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) has been consistently trying and putting all efforts to make Rourkela a clean city and in the process the first step comes, people living in slums area or in basti should leave practice of defecating outside their home in open space. In last few months RMC has constructed so many toilets and making few awards defecation free area. Today another four ward, 4, 14, 15 & 19 no wards are declared open defecation free wards. To celebrate the same, natives of these four wards had a march past which was flagged by Dy. Commissioner of RMC, Sushama Bilung in front of RMC office which was march passed through Ambedkar chawak to city Auditorium Rashmita Panda, Commissioner of RMC had inaugurated the function in presence of P K Das, AGM, Of Rourkela Town Administration, RSP (SAIL) who was the Guest of Honor. Rashmita Panda in her speech appreciated the efforts of the natives of the wards and assured to provide LED street lights in these wards. She alleged that in future course of time all wards will be made defecation free area and for this RMC will extend all supports required. In ward no- 4 there are 2267 families are staying and out of this 2112 families are using toilets and after massive awareness by RMC rest 157 families have made their own toilets. Similarly in ward no-14, altogether 1683 families are staying and out of these 1425 families were using toilets but now under Swachh Bharat Mission 150 toilets are constructed and rest of the families are using 2 common toilets constructed by RMC. In ward no-15, 1029 families are living out of which 869 families were using toilets and now under Swachh Bharat Mission another 69 toilets are constructed. In ward no-19 out of 1288 families, 115 families were using toilets and RMC have constricted another 63 toilets and rest of the families are using two common toilets available there earlier, which was constricted by RMC. Monisha Banerjee, ADM ,Rourkela had also attended this programme as Guest of Honor and in her address she congratulated all for their splendid effort and requested other voluntary and NGOs to come forward to make Rourkela a clean city. Few other guests of the event had said about the negative impact of defecating in outside and its impact on environment. They also make aware the participant members of the wards to get knowledge on cleanliness from time to time and educate others for a good cause. Dr Basant Kumar Mishra, Health Officer, RMC gave the inaugural speech and Sitadevi Majhi had given the vote of thanks.

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