Mujasa gram panchayat in Lucknow has been declared open defecation free (ODF) on March 29. It is the first gram panchayat in Lucknow to be ODF. WaterAid India and our local partner Vatsalya played a vital role in forming vigilance committees, volunteers, trained masons, wash brigades, ratri chupals, and improving schools sanitation blocks.
Using Community Led Total Sanitation WaterAid India also contributed in triggering and follow up early in the morning and evening when most people go out to defecate.
District Magistrate Raj Shekhar made the announcement at an event in Lucknow. The Gram Panchayat would be kept under monitoring for one month for next level review by state team and at six months by central team. The district magistrate announced a package of Rs 5 lakh for development of village and one lakh as prize for Vatsalya for their remarkable efforts in making this possible.
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