Article 370: J-K attains new heights in development, growth after abrogation of Article 370: Amit Shah
Shah took to ‘X’, formerly Twitter, to share his feelings as Jammu and Kashmir achieved 100 per cent ODF Plus model status in yet another impressive achievement achieved during the ongoing ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ Campaign.
“Warmest congratulations to the people of J&K for achieving 100 percent ODF Plus status. After the abrogation of Article 370 under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, J&K has achieved new heights in development and growth,” Shah posted on ‘X’
“The schemes implemented by the Union Government are now seamlessly extended to the nooks and crannies of J&K. The people across the country and the residents of J&K have experienced the transformation the region has experienced. I extend my Heartfelt congratulations to JK Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and the local administration for this wonderful work.”
On September 29, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha posted on ‘X’, announcing that “Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 100 percent of the villages of J&K UT have achieved ODF Plus status in the ‘Model’ category under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) phase-II. This achievement highlights the concerted efforts of all to improve the quality of life for citizens.”
Union Ministry of Jal Shakti in a statement on September 29 announced that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has declared all its 6,650 villages in 285 blocks in 20 districts as ODF Plus Model. According to the statement, the success of the ODF Plus Model for all villages in UT is a significant milestone as it goes beyond the construction and use of toilets towards sanitation through Gray water and Solid Waste management in each village. ” through the three stages of ODF Plus which are Aspiring, Rising and Model. When a village achieves a condition where it is visually clean with little garbage and no water, apart from solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) and adequate hygiene awareness building activities, it is declared as ODF plus Model,” the statement said.
Noting that sustainability in ODF Plus is not a one-time achievement but a continuous journey, the statement further noted that it requires a multi-dimensional approach that encompasses infrastructure development, behavioral change, engagement community relations, financial sustainability, technology integration, and more.
“By embracing these principles, J&K can not only maintain its ODF Plus Model status but also sustain it for future generations, ensuring a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future,” it added. this.