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North Delhi civic body 'fails' to get ODF status

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has "failed" to get ODF certificate in a third-party survey conducted under the Swachh Bharat Mission, sources have said.

They said that the third-party has sent its report to the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, informing that the civic body has failed to get the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in its survey.

The development comes days after areas falling under the East Municipal Corporation (EDMC) were declared open defecation free in a survey conducted by the Quality Council of

"The NDMC has failed to get the ODF certification in a third-party independent survey," sources told

Union Housing and has blamed the government for municipal corporations not having "happy record" under the

"doesn't have happy record and for this (NDMC's failure to get ODF status), I squarely blame the government. They (AAP) are only indulged in disruption. If one asks about it, they pass the buck on MCD, but they forget MCDs are under the They don't want to take any responsibility of anything," Puri told

He said there are several urban local bodies which have improved a lot under the Swachh Bharat Mission, a flagship programme of

In 2014, there was only 34 per cent cover in the country, but today it has reached more than 95 per cent due to the Swachh Bharat Mission, Puri said, adding that it is a very positive moment in a very positive direction.

Reacting to the development, a top in the NDMC said that the civic boy will again apply for the certificate with "full preparation".

"When we are fully confident, we will apply again... We are continuously working to ensure under Swachh Bharat Mission," the said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 19:45 IST