CHANDGARH: All the households in Kaluana village of Sirsa district have access to sanitation facilities as it has managed to get rid of the practice of open defecation. And thanks to the plantation drive, it now wears a green cap. The village school has clean and functional toilets and has a pick-up van too. Kaluana generates electricity from its own biogas plant.

An official spokesman said here that the village Gram Panchayat has set new standards in sanitation and other developmental works. No wonder, the Panchayat has been selected for the first state-level award under the state incentive scheme on Sanitation (SISS) 2008-09.