Mysuru Becomes The First City With 1 Million People To Be Free From Open Defecation

The Logical Indian Karnataka

September 28th, 2016 / 2:03 PM

First Open Defecation Free City

Source : Times Of India | QCIN |  Representational Image : internationalnewsandviews

First Open Defecation Free  City:

Adding another feather in their cap, Mysuru to become First Open Defecation Free City in Indian. Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) will soon be receiving an award for being announced as the first Indian city with a population of one million or more to be declared free of open defecation. The award will be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a Swacch Bharat Saptah programme in New Delhi on September 30. MCC also received a certificate from officers of the Union Ministry of Urban Development at an event in Mysuru on September 27 as reported by Times of India

Mysuru retained the position of the cleanest city in India for a successive second year. Quality Council of India (QCI) granted Mysuru the status of India’s first open defecation free (ODF) city after their survey in 73 cities. The survey looked at the city’s level of cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene.

“Vijayawada and Mysuru  had close competition. Nearly 99% of households in Mysuru have toilets and the civic body is still receiving more applications for the aid to build more. It was tough for QCI to decide between Mysuru and Vijaywada” stated Mayor BL Byrappa.

MCC commissioner G Jagadeesha said that the city has about 50 public toilets, and tenders have been floated for constructing more.The QCI confirmed the claims by commissioners, corporators, schools and some groups and the residents’ views were also taken into consideration.


The Logical Indian promotes such campaigns and request people to keep their city clean and fight against cluttered cobwebs.


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