- Sanitation drive kick started from Village Mirpur.
- Sirsa district shall be made Polyethylene free.
- Director Panchayats Sh. BS Malik and DC Sirsa Dr. J. Ganesan initiate the drive in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sirsa district shall be made Polyethylene free.
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
13 June, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann.
Director Panchayat BS Malik and DC Sirsa Dr. J Ganesan initiated a sanitation drive in the wee hours of the morning today, from Village Mirpur near Air-force station Sirsa. The drive will emphasise on making villages free from polyethylene garbage littering. Sh BS Malik and Dr J. Ganesan themselves picked up spades to pull out Poly-bags from the drains to launch the drive. Dr. J Ganesan informed that Sirsa district has maximum number of Nirmal Grams in Haryana state, and it is also the 1st district having maximum number of toilets built inside homes as per census records of 2011. State co-ordinator of Total Sanitation project Sh Surat Singh Yadav, DDPO Sh Kulbhushan Bansal, Sarpach of village Mirpur Sh Ramji Lal, ANM, and Aanganwaari workers were present. These projects come under the aegis of National Total Sanitation Campaign. Total Sanitation Campaign is a comprehensive programme to ensure sanitation facilities in rural areas with broader goal to eradicate the practice of open defecation. TSC as a part of reform principles was initiated in 1999 when Central Rural Sanitation Programme was restructured making it demand driven and people centered. It follows a principle of “low to no subsidy” where a nominal subsidy in the form of incentive is given to rural poor households for construction of toilets. TSC gives strong emphasis on Information, Education and Communication (IEC), Capacity Building and Hygiene Education for effective behaviour change with involvement of PRIs, CBOs, and NGOs etc. The key intervention areas are Individual household latrines (IHHL), School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE), Community Sanitary Complex, Anganwadi toilets supported by Rural Sanitary Marts (RSMs) and Production Centers (PCs). The main goal of this is to eradicate the practice of open defecation by 2017. To give fillip to this endeavor, GOI has launched Nirmal Gram Puraskar to recognize the efforts in terms of cash awards for fully covered PRIs and those individuals and institutions who have contributed significantly in ensuring full sanitation coverage in their area of operation. The project is being implemented in rural areas taking district as a unit of implementation.