MAHE: Mahe will become the first region and enclave of Puducherry to become open defecation free (ODF). The Regional administration has already constructed the targeted 55 toilets and also renovated a community toilet. The Regional Administration is planning to declare the status during the visit of Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi to the Union Territory’s enclave in Kerala.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Mahe Regional Administrator S Manicka Deepan said that apart from the toilets constructed based on a survey conducted, the administration also had renovated a community toilet. “We are also planning to construct 12 community toilets in different parts of the Mahe municipality soon,” he added. During a review meeting held on October 8, the Lt. Governor had set a deadline for different regions of Puducherry to achieve the ODF tag. According to the timelines, Mahe has to become ODF by October 31, 2016.