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Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared rural West Bengal as open defecation free (ODF) and said that her government will now focus on solid waste management.

Around 1.35 crore households in rural Bengal have been covered by the ‘Mission Nirmal Bangla’, which aimed at making all villages open defecation free (ODF) by October 2.

“I’m happy to share with all of you that rural Bengal is now open defecation free. Government of India has confirmed our achievement which was our mission towards cleaner and greener environment and safe living,” Banerjee tweeted on Friday night.

“Our next focus will be solid waste management,” she added.

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  1. Great news…. KUDOs to the state government. Must ensure Kolkata is also 100% ODF. By the way ODF is a major problem in Mumbai….. Every morning its extremely thought to walk on the roads and god save from the stink!

  2. Get Calcutta free of open defecation , MG road/ CR avenue crossing and adjoining areas are still a open pot holes for your favorite vote bankers


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