Chainpur, Pahalgaon Panchayats achieve ‘ODF’ status

Report by: 
KURMA RAO
Mayabunder
8 Feb 2018

Special Gram Sabha meetings of Chainpur and Pahalgaon Panchayats in North Andaman were held on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. The agenda of the meetings was to declare the Panchayats as Open Defecation Free (ODF), according to reports.
The meeting of the Pahalgaon Panchayat was chaired by Pradhan, Mr Sibananda Bairagi, while Pramukh of Pahalgaon, Ms Nachhiammal, officials from government departments, PRI members and villagers were present on the occasion. The Pradhan of Chainpur, Ms Sarlawati chaired the meeting of Chainpur Panchayat, which was also attended by the Pramukh, Mayabunder, Panchayat Secretary, ASHA workers, representatives from government departments, PRI members and villagers.
According to reports, both the Panchayats have achieved Open Defecation Free status after construction of individual and community toilet facilities in different villages. Villagers present during the meetings were advised to utilize the community facilities and refrain from defecating in the open to achieve the targets set under the Swachh Bharat Mission.