Lanjigarh: Under Vedanta Lanjigarh’s Swachhta Project, a total of 15 villages under two gram panchayats in Kalahandi district were declared open defecation free (ODF).
The nine villages under Baterlima Gram Panchayat include Baterlima, Belamba, Boringpadar, Parbatipur, Banipanga, Kapaguda, Kutendali, Rasbundel and Turiguda wherein a total of 453 households have become ODF while 542 households have turned ODF in Jagannathpur Gram Panchayat.
An event was organized on Thursday to mark the occasion. Vedanta Lanjigarh COO Rakesh Mohan said that the company is committed to ensure best of health and sanitation practices for the people of Kalahandi.
Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachhta Project is a CSR initiative wherein Vedanta Lanjigarh has been providing technical support through its partnering NGO, Feedback Foundation in collaboration with the District Administration to bring desired behavioral changes among the residents for improving village sanitation conditions.
Present during the celebrations were district officials and government personnel, villagers from Baterlima Panchayat and Vedanta officials. The members of the Nigrani Committee were felicitated and awarded with a certificate of appreciation for their hard work and support in achieving the status of ODF in the two panchayats.