Berhampur, September 29 (Local Wire) District collector Vijay Aruita Kulange declared Hinjili Municipality in Ganjam district as open defecation free on Friday after a meeting of the local civic body.
The collector also called upon the civic body to make efforts to make Hinjili as a plastic-free town.
Hinjili is one of the two blocks under Hinjili Assembly constituency-the home segment of chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
Odisha government will launch a drive to make the state plastic-free from October 2 by taking five municipal corporations, including Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Rourkela and Puri municipality in the first phase.
The entire state will be free of plastic in the next two years.