20 districts open-defecation free: Minister H K Patil

Mysuru, January 18:- “Twenty districts of the state have been made open-defecation free. Five more districts will be added to the list in a month,” said Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H K Patil. He was speaking at Suttur fair on Thursday.

“Around 86% of the state’s population is now provided with toilet facility. Around 1.5 crore people are getting potable drinking water and other facilities. We have worked as we promised,” he added.

Seer Shivaratri Deshikendra, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, ministers Dr H C Mahadevappa, Dr Geetha Mahadevaprasad and others were present. MR/(KS).

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