Ilam has been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) district on Thursday.
Minister for Urban Development Narayan Khadka has declared Ilam as ODF district following the cancellation of the scheduled visit by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav.
With the construction of 43,615 toilets at the cost of around Rs 30 million under the standard set the government, Minister Khadka declared amidst a function in the district.
Earlier 20,681 toilets had been constructed in the district. With the construction of these additional toilets, all the households (63,649) now have a toilet each.
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