UP achieves 100% ODF+ coverage in Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin

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Uttar Pradesh achieved 100% ODF Plus status for all 95,767 villages as part of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Phase II.

An Overview of the News

  • An ODF Plus village is one that has achieved open defecation-free status through the establishment of effective systems for solid or liquid waste management.

  • As of January 1, 2023, only 15,088 villages were ODF Plus in the state.

  • In just nine months, more than 80,000 villages achieved ODF Plus status, accelerating the success of the programme.

  • Of the 95,767 ODF Plus villages, 81,744 are ODF Plus Aspirational Villages, 10,217 are ODF Plus Emerging Villages, and 3,806 are ODF Plus Model Villages.

  • Solid waste management exists in 15,649 villages, while liquid waste management exists in 95,048 villages.

ODF Plus Model Village:

  • ODF Plus model villages maintain ODF status, have both solid and liquid waste management, minimal waste, no plastic waste in public areas, and display ODF Plus related IEC messages.

  • At present, there are 96,192 such villages across India.

Swachhta Hi Seva (SHS) Campaign 2023:

  • The feat was achieved during the ongoing SHS campaign, which takes place from 15 September to 2 October every year.

  • About 88 lakh people participated in SHS and contributed significantly in achieving ODF Plus status.

Progress across India:

  • About 75% of India's 4.43 lakh villages have declared themselves ODF Plus.

  • This progress is in line with the targets of Swachh Bharat Mission Phase II for 2024-25.

Best Performing States/UTs:

  • Many states and union territories, including Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Tripura have achieved 100% ODF Plus villages.

Details of ODF Plus Villages:

  • There are currently 4,43,964 ODF Plus villages in India.

  • This includes villages making progress towards solid waste management or liquid waste management (2,92,497), villages having both (55,549) and ODF plus model villages (96,018).

  • There are 2,31,080 villages with solid waste management and 3,76,353 villages with liquid waste management.

Components of Phase-II of SBM(G):

  • Phase II includes sustaining ODF-S, solid waste management, plastic waste management, liquid waste management, faecal sludge management, cow dung, IEC/BCC and capacity building.

Participation in Swachhta Hi Seva (SHS) – 2023 Campaign:

  • More than 5 crore people participated in this campaign in India, in which more than 2.05 crore people donated labor.

  • Additionally, 34 States/UTs and 42 partner Ministries/Departments actively participated in SHS 2023.

Waste Management:

  • Plastic waste management includes setting up of units with utilization of waste plastic in road construction and waste collection and segregation sheds in 23 States/UTs.

  • Biodegradable waste management includes composting at the community level and the construction of biogas and CBG plants in various districts.

Gray Water Management:

  • In rural areas, grey-water management is important, and initiatives like the 'Sujlam' campaign have achieved success in this regard.

  • About 63% of the villages have implemented grey-water management, contributing to the ODF Plus status.

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