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Madhya Pradesh to be open defecation free by Oct 2: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The government today told the that it has set the October 2 target to end the practice of in the state.

"We want to make free by October 2 this year," Panchayat and Rural Development said while replying to a debate on the Budgetary allocations for his departments.

He said a total of 22.34 lakh toilets were constructed in the state in Financial Year 2017-18.

"A total of 23,597 villages in the state have become free," said the

After the minister's reply, the House cleared the Budgetary allocation of over Rs 36,000 crore for all the four departments being held by Bhargava.

He holds Social Justice, Disabled Persons Welfare, Panchayat, and Rural Development portfolios.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:05 IST