Hyderabad, January 24: Sircilla has become the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) district in Telangana.
Minister for municipal administration, K.T. Rama Rao, who is currently on a visit to Japan, congratulated the people and the officials of the district. He appreciated the collective efforts of people and officials who have made it possible.
The minister also congratulated the Public representatives who educated the people and guided them to participate in this program.
KTR had begun the work the idea of making Sircilla an ideal district in the country. He had formed a Task Force with the officials of the district and higher officials of his ministry.
Construction of toilets begun on the war footing basis after KTR himself took the charge of visiting the villages across the district with the other officials to meet and educate about the problems caused due to open defecation.
After declaring Sircilla and Vemulavada as ODF constituencies last year, remaining 22000 Toilets were built under the Swacch Bharat Mission following merger of two new mandals in newly formed Sircilla district.
KTR congratulated the District Collector Krishna Bhaskar for the achievement.