Ranchi, Sep 27 (PTI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday laid foundation stone for a drinking water supply scheme at Chand village near Ranchi under ‘Swajal Programme’ through online, an official release said. Also Read - Uber Partners With NHA to Provide Cab Service For COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

Naidu, who met members of Sakhi Mandal, also planted trees to make people aware of environmental protection. Also Read - Don't Panic, This is Delhi Government's WhatsApp Number: Kejriwal on Delhi's Corona Battle

On this occasion, five districts of Jharkhand, 50 blocks and 1,000 panchayats of 11 other districts of the state were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Also Read - Air India Halts All Bookings Till April 30, But What About Employees' Pay?

Under the sanitation campaign, 32.7 lakh toilets were constructed in Jharkhand till date, the release said.

Vice President honoured five women of the state with a citation and shawl for their excellent contribution in Clean India Mission, Rural, it said.

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