Goa will become hundred percent `open defecation free’ by October 2018: Puri

Vastavam web: Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri today said he was confident that Goa will become hundred per cent `open defecation free’ by October 2018.Puri, who held a press conference in the presence of chief minister Manohar Parrikar here, said 2,260 cities in the country have become open defecation free so far.I have no doubt that the state will achieve this goal,” the minister said after chairing meetings to review various urban development initiatives in Goa.

The Goa government is doing very well in the implementation of affordable housing scheme, utilisation of funds under the AMRUT scheme and other similar projects, the Union minister said.Puri also praised the state for its “impressive strides” in solid waste management.