Na­dia be­comes free of open defe­ca­tion

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West Ben­gal's Na­dia dis­trict at­tained open defe­ca­tion free sta­tus in April this year un­der the Swachh Bharat Ab­hiyan. In June, the dis­trict re­ceived the United Na­tions Pub­lic Ser­vices Award 2015 for this achieve­ment. Na­dia's cam­paign, known as Sabar Soucha­gar (toi­lets for all) was a com­mu­nity-driven idea. It evolved through the con­ver­gence of the Nir­mal Bharat Ab­hiyan and the Ma­hatma Gandhi Na­tional Ru­ral Em­ploy­ment Guar­an­tee Act

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