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Kalinga Basti slum become open defecation free.

Bhubaneswar:24/5/17;Kalinga Basti slum under Ward No. 53 in posh Bapuji Nagar locality in the heart of the city has now become open defecation free.

Under Bhubaneswar Town Centre District (BTCD) area of the Smart City Project, 24 slums are targeted to be made ODF as part of a major initiative by BSCL.

Apart from the technological and infrastructure-based development, BSCL is also eyeing at making the BTCD area socially smart and ensuring better health and hygiene of the residents including the slum dwellers. BSCL feels that with better health and environment the future generation would be more healthy and smart.

With an innovative approach like engaging “Nigrani’’ Committees (surveillance squads) the efforts have yielded good results in motivating community leaders.The“Nigrani’’ Committee of Kalinga Basti in Bapuji Nagar has got mostly women members. It can be noted here that the “Nigrani’’ Committees with women members are creating more impact in convincing people.

 

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