Andaman and Nicobar Islands declared India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh

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Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands as India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh.

Now, all villages of Andaman and Nicobar Island have been certified as Har Ghar Jal and verified as open defecation free – ODF plus.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests.

  • Official animal: Dugong
  • Official bird: Andaman wood pigeon
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