Achieving Open Defecation Free Goal in Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

Achieving Open Defecation Free Goal in Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

As of 2016, more than 51% of the rural population in India defecate in the open, and every year 2 lakh children die from diseases caused by fecal contamination. In this scenario, contributing to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan has been a priority for us. To make Gram Panchayats Open Defecation free (ODF), we, in partnership with the Department of Rural Development, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, supported the construction of toilets in 10 Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Gram Panchayats across 8 districts. Our work started in 2015 and has led to the renaming of all 10 Gram Panchayats are named as IDEA Aditya Birla Nirmal Gram Panchayats.

Project location:
Jammu & Kashmir: 10 Gram Panchayats of Doda, Jammu, Samba, Pulwana, Leh, Shopian, Kupawara and Ganderbal

Our Impact

2010

individual household toilets constructed

10

Gram Panchayats across 8 districts reached