Under the Swacch Bharat mission, Hyderabad has been given the Open Defecation Free tag. The city was declared an ODF city in August last. Warangal Municipal Corporation, Miryalguda, Jangoan, Bellampally, Mancherial and Sadashivpet are the other towns that have also got the ODF tag.
About 98 public toilets (which includes 24 toilets for women – known as She Toilets), awareness drives and e-vigil has made this possible, reports say.
While Hyderabad may have seen a vast improvement in its defecation and sanitation status, the experience of its residents is not the same as what the authorities claim. It’s a common sight to see civilians urinating in the open on busy roads.