Six more hybrid toilets open in Odisha capital city Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Six numbers of hybrid toilets were inaugurated today in presence of Odia Language, Literature, Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, MLA (North) Priyadarshi Mishra and Deputy Mayor K. Shanti.
Among the hybrid toilets inaugurated today, Badagada Brit Colony with 5 seats, Nageswar Tangi Hata with 7 seats, Near Naveen Niwas 5 seats, Sundarpada Haja 10 seats, Madhusudan Park Pokhariput 5 seats and in front of Jagannath Temple, Jagamara with 5 seats.
The toilets are meant for both public and nearby communities. The concept of hybrid toilets is to serve both floating population and communities leaving nearby. In principle the toilets are constructed in such places where both type of people can use it. The toilets have facilities for specially challenged, children and transgender. These toilets are likely to serve people of all categories.
In these toilets around 2,000 and more people will be benefited which will promote Mission ODF across the Temple City in a major way,’’ said BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena. With the six hybrid toilets, which become functional today, the number od toilets have 18 + 6 today = 24 functional hybrid toilets.
A city-level convention of Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS) was organised in the premises of Rabindra Mandap in presence of local leaders like MLA (Central) Bijaya Kumar Mohanty, MLA (North) Priyadarshi Mishra, Mayor Shri Ananta Narayan Jena and Deputy Mayor K. Shanti.
These promising groups’ strength is 617 in the city that is meant for serving the fellow citizens’ health, sanitation and improvement in use of toilets, increased immunisation, decreased infant and maternal mortality in their respective slums.
As an encouragement of initiatives taken up by 617 Mahila Arogya Samitis based in different slums of 67 the convention was organised. They were praised for their contribution and activities in slum area development with regards to health and sanitation. Their promising voice for making Bhubaneswar Open defecation Free was highly valued.
Eight Mahila Samitis and four ASHAs were awarded for their achievements and dedication. Family compensation of Rs. 1 lakh was given for death of one ASHA worker Manjula Behera, who died of cancer.
Cultural show was organised by the participants based on their activities. Among other Govt officials Aditional Mission Director MruNala Kanti Das, Deputy commissioner Welfare, BMC Dr. Lalatendu Sahu and City Health Officer Dr. Rama Chandra Rout were present on the occasion.

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