Mahe is open defecation-free, says Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has been visiting each Saturday and Sunday various pockets in and around Puducherry to implement "Swachch Bharath Abhiyan" in association with the municipalities, residents welfare associations and other voluntary organisations.

By: PTI | Puducherry | Published:July 13, 2017 5:30 pm
puducherry news, kiran bedi news, india news, indian express news Bedi had been keen about creating a “clean Puducherry and prosperous Puducherry” right from the day she assumed office here in May last year. (Source: Express Photo)

Mahe region, an enclave of Puducherry in Kerala, has been declared open defecation-free, according to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi. She announced this on her Twitter handle on Thursday and wrote, “this (achievement) is the outcome of the efforts of the residents of Mahe region and also the Regional Administrator.” She lauded the regional Administrator Manikadeepan and residents of Mahe for making the region first open defecation-free segment in Puducherry. The Territorial administration has already announced that by October 2 this year all the four regions – Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam would emerge as open defecation-free. Mahe has now emerged the first region to establish the record. Swachch Bharath Abhiyan is being implemented in Puducherry and other outlying regions expeditiously.

Bedi had been keen about creating a “clean Puducherry and prosperous Puducherry” right from the day she assumed office here in May last year.

She has been visiting each Saturday and Sunday various pockets in and around Puducherry to implement the “Swachch Bharath Abhiyan” in association with the municipalities, residents welfare associations and other voluntary organisations although her visits has drawn flak from some political parties.

The critics contended that Bedi had been visiting various areas without the knowledge of the legislators concerned.

She, however, stuck to her guns stating that even when invited the elected representatives were not responding.

She also paid visits to Karaikal to ensure implementation of the Swachch Abhiyan programme.

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    ksp
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    Exhibitionism, treading on To my knowledge a Governor is supposed to distribute awards to citizens instead of seeking an award for self.
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      s s nair
      Jul 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm
      The statement is to please Modi.
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        Sudarshan Nityananda
        Jul 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm
        She wants to take credit for ODF before the CM takes it ?
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          Raghu Krishna
          Jul 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm
          Make her Governor of TN. TN needs her as she is familiar with the way Dravidian politicians politics.
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            Raj
            Jul 13, 2017 at 8:32 pm
            She is not even familiar with herself!
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