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VP lays foundation stone of drinking water scheme


Press Trust of India Ranchi
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday laid foundation stone for a drinking water supply scheme at Chand village near Ranchi under 'Swajal Programme' through online, an official release said.
Naidu, who met members of Sakhi Mandal, also planted trees to make people aware of environmental protection.
On this occasion, five districts of Jharkhand, 50 blocks and 1,000 panchayats of 11 other districts of the state were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF).
Under the sanitation campaign, 32.7 lakh toilets were constructed in Jharkhand till date, the release said.
Vice President honoured five women of the state with a citation and shawl for their excellent contribution in Clean India Mission, Rural, it said.

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 10:40 PM IST

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