Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands as India’s first clean Sujal Pradesh. Speaking at a function in Port Blair, he handed over the certificate to Lt Governor Admiral DK Joshi.
Now, all villages in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been certified as Har Ghar Jal and have been verified as Open Defecation Free – ODF Plus.
On Andaman and Nicobar Islands, there are 62,000 rural households spread over 266 villages in 9 blocks of three districts. The union territory has piped water supply to all 368 schools, 558 Anganwadi centers and 292 public institution centres.