First NITI Aayog – CPR Open Seminar on ‘Open Defecation Free (ODF) Communities: A key step towards Swachh Bharat'

29 May 2015
First NITI Aayog – CPR Open Seminar on ‘Open Defecation Free (ODF) Communities: A key step towards Swachh Bharat'
Watch full videos of presentations and subsequent discussion

NITI Aayog and CPR held an open seminar on May 22, the first of a series, on measuring open defecation communities in India under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA). Watch the full video above of the two presentations on i) how Nadia became the first open defecation free district in West Bengal, and ii) how the questions around the evaluation of open defecation free communities should be framed.

A rich discussion followed with questions on why toilets were not used, the need for behaviour change, availability of water, the size of the toilets, using women as change agents, and more answered by the panel. Watch the full discussion here: Q&A Session

Additionally, for a full seminar report, and access to complete presentations, visit the dedicated page.

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