Modi happy over progress on Open Defecation Free India

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed happiness over the progress being made in all states of India to make the country Open Defecation

Free (ODF).

Addressing the nation in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi praised people helping their respective areas to become ODF.

The Prime Minister talked about an incident where an army personnel donated thousand of rupees to help make his village Open Defecation Free.

“Vikas Thakur of ITBP, who was on a holiday in a village in Himachal Pradesh, came to know that some people in his village were unable to build toilets in their homes because of want of money. He immediately gave Rs 5,700 to village Pradhan asking him to help build toilets for 57 families in the villages,” he said.

Modi also expressed satisfaction over other states like Kerala, Haryana and others for their efforts to become ODF states.

Modi also wished countrymen on the occasion of Diwali.