Sukhipur Municipality declared an ODF zone

LAHAN: Sukhipur Municipality of Siraha district has been declared an open defecation free zone.

The municipality was declared an ODF zone on Friday after all households of the 10 wards of the municipality had access to toilets, in line with the government's target of declaring Nepal an open defecation free country by 2017.

Mayor Ram Awatar Yadav said that the municipality was declared an ODF zone after toilets were constructed in every household of the area.

President of Siraha District Coordination Committee Ram Chandra Thakur said that it was necessary to pay attention to hygiene and cleanliness as the municipality being declared an ODF zone was a matter of pride for the whole district.

Chief Administrative Officer of the municipality Raj Kumar Das shared that toilets had been constructed in 8,084 households in the area under the ODF campaign with the involvement of social organizations.