Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh announced that Himachal Pradesh will be the first northern state to be Nirmal Rajya (no open defecation state) by March 2013. Sikkim achieved it first. Kerala will be achieved this status by November this year and Himachal will be third.
Himachal to be Nirmal Rajya in 2013, first in the northern region
ByThe News Himachal