Published on September 26th, 2015 | by admin

Bikaner to be open defecation free district – Nawal explains how this feat was achieved

Nawal Agrawal from fourth lion technologies had the fortune of working in Swachh Bharat Mission in last two months. He shares some eye opening experiences while working in Rajasthan.

Bikaner will be first among the big districts in India which will be Open Defecation Free (ODF). Can you imagine a district in India as large as Bikaner with 80% rural population and you do not find anyone (absolutely anyone) defecating in open? And remember, it’s not just constructing those toilets but also motivating people to use it.

This is a district where District Collector wakes up at 3 am to take rounds in villages and see if open defecation is still happening. This is a district where a school teacher left his job to take up the task of making district ODF (and actually makes it happen).

The district where Sarpanch gave their personal money to poor to get toilets constructed so that village could become ODF. One gotta see the whole process of how a government system came in mission mode to make a district ODF which did not even have 30% households with toilet.

Listen to Nawal on how the Swachh bharat Mission team of Bikaner came together to ensure this amazing feat is a reality.
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