On Kerala day, state to declare freedom from open defecation
Kerala will be declared as open defecation-free state on its formation day on 1 November with the CPIM-led LDF government planning to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend a function.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will be declared as open defecation-free state on its formation day on 1 November with the CPIM-led LDF government planning to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend a function.
A decision to this effect was taken at the state Cabinet meeting on Thursday, an official statement said. The Cabinet decided to invite Modi, who has launched the Swachh Bharat mission for a Clean India, to attend the state-level function to be held, it said.
A total of more than 1.90 lakh toilets are being constructed across the 941 gramma panchayats in the state, including in individual houses, located at critically challenged and hilly terrains, as part of the sanitation programme by the state government.
Suchitwa Mission, the state nodal agency for sanitation, which is implementing the plan said work on 35 percent of the toilets had already been completed and the state would achieve the new milestone by November.
G7 needs to make itself effective beyond coalescing against Russia. It needs to take responsibility for its enunciations and make its partnerships worthwhile
The G7 is an informal group of the leading industrial nations – the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Since 2014, Narendra Modi has been invited thrice to the summit, which is a reflection of India’s growing clout in the world
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who moved the resolution in the House, said he will soon raise Agnipath with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah and demand its roll back or referral to a defence committee