Following the inspection done by central team, five Mizoram towns have been recently declared as Open Defecation Free. Official sources said that five towns namely Aizawl, Champhai, Khawzawl, Biate and Khawhai have been declared Open Defecation Free by the central government.
For declaration of some cities and town in Mizoram as Open Defecation Free, a team from central government- Quality Council of India conducted an inspection and monitoring after which the central government instantly declared as Open Defecation Free.
The five towns which have been declared as Open Defecation Free were examined and inspected by Aizawl Municipality Corporation and officials of DC offices after they were suggested by local council and village councils.
This was followed by an inspection from Quality Council of India. Many villages in Mizoram have been taking relentless efforts to be declared as Open Defecation Free and there are some villages which have been already approved by state government and district administration. They now await approval from the central government.