ODF Plus Ranking Report:
Wayanad, a district in the southern Indian state of Kerala becomes the first ODF Plus district in India.
- ODF stands for Open Defecation Free.
- The ODF programme is part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, which was launched on October 2, 2014, by the Indian government to achieve cleanliness and sanitation across the country.
- The Wayanad district secured the first position in the ODF Plus rankings in the three-star category followed by Mancheriyal district in Maharashtra and Anupur in Madya Pradesh.
- Wayanad scored a perfect 100 points in the ODF ranking, while Mancheriyal and Anupur got 90.45 and 88.79 points, respectively.
Swachh Bharat Mission:
- The Swachh Bharat Mission is a nationwide campaign launched by the Government of India to promote cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene.
- The programme focuses on eliminating open defecation, improving solid waste management, and promoting cleanliness and hygiene practices in the country.