Swachh Bharat Mission: Wayanad becomes India's first open defecation-free Plus district

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Thiruvananthapuram: In a remarkable feat, Wayanad district has come first in the country in the ODF (open defecation-free) Plus rankings of the Swachh Bharat Mission in the three-star category. Interestingly, it is the first district in India to be declared ODF Plus.

Wayanad scored a perfect 100 points in the ODF ranking, while Mancheriyal (Maharashtra) and Anupur (Madhya Pradesh) got 90.45 and 88.79 points, respectively.

Earlier, Wayanad had won two national awards in the sanitation and waste management sectors.

The ODF programme was launched on October 2, 2014 by the union government to achieve cleanliness and sanitation across the country.

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