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India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands as India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh.

  • With this accomplishment, all villages on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have received the Har Ghar Jal certification and have been verified as ODF plus open defecation free.

There are three important components of Sujal and Swachh state:

  1. Safe and secure drinking water supply and management;
  2. ODF Plus: ODF Sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), and
  3. Cross-cutting interventions like convergence, IEC, action planning, etc.