Bhubaneswar:30/7/17: As part of the continuous efforts towards making Bhubaneswar Open Defecation Free (ODF), Phalikia Basti in Ashok Nagar of Ward 41 today became the 9th slum within the Bhubaneswar Town Centre District (BTCD) to go ODF.
Sixty-two families residing in the Phalikia Basti have recently constructed 48 toilets to make the slum Open Defecation Free as some families mutually agreed to share the toilets due to space constraints.
As the residents proudly celebrated the feat of success by taking out a “Gaurav Padayatra’’ (Walk of Pride) for becoming ODF, Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Bijay Kumar Mohanty joined them recognising their efforts towards making a cleaner city environment. Among others, Deepak Routrai, GM (Operations), BSCL, Binaya Kumar Dash, Zonal Dy. Commissioner (South East), BMC, Santosh K Mishra, OSD, BSCL and ward councillor Mamata Sahoo along with officials of city agencies, Feedback Foundation were present in this Gaurav Padayatra.