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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission Has Built More Than 3 Crore New Toilets - But Few People Are Using Them!



India is known as the defecation capital of the world with 638 million people defecating in the open. People have more mobile phones and easier access to banks than toilets. More than half of the Indian population does not wash their hands after defecation, making respiratory and gastrointestinal infections major killers among children and adults alike.
66 % of girls’ schools do not have a functioning female toilet in India resulting in a dropout rate of more than 40% after completing just year five.
Around 23 % of girls drop out of school every year in India due to lack of menstrual hygiene facilities including toilets.

Building toilets in rural India was one of the major promises Prime Minister Narendra Modi made during his speech from the Red Fort ramparts in his first Independence Day address on 15 August, 2014. 
The government has since moved with alacrity, claiming to have constructed around 3.36 crore countryside toilets across India under Modi’s ambitious Swachh Bharat mission. 
But a random assessment of the campaign shows that the ambitious move is plagued by crippling problems that threaten to offset the hopes among large swathes of population that seek hygienic living.
To gauge the programme’s success rate, Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation — the nodal agency for rural mission for the cleanliness campaign — engaged the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) for an impact assessment study. 

Sources in the ministry said that one of the most common complaints coming from states like Uttar Pradesh (UP) was the lack of acceptability and proper usage of the toilets built in remote rural areas. 
“Though several toilets have been built in this area, villagers still prefer going out into fields to attend nature’s call. At a few places, villagers have dumped the toilets under piles of husk. In some villages where they have constructed toilets, there is no proper waste management…so they are frustrated with the idea,” said an official in UP government, based in Badaun district, on the condition of anonymity. 
A villager in Bareilly district of UP admitted that he felt “suffocated inside an enclosed toilet” and couldn’t bring himself to excrete until he went to an open field. 

At least 50 per cent of the Indian population doesn’t have access to toilets. If we go to villages randomly, we will find one or the other problem. 
The reason is that sanitation is primarily a behavioural issue, to be undertaken by people themselves for their own good. The role of government is only to facilitate this positive change by providing incentives and assisting people. The SBM-G has a clear focus on behavioural change. 
Officials said the realisation by a person or community of the need to stop open defecation, and therefore take steps to construct and use toilets, is more important than a supply-driven approach. 
The Centre has also said that state governments have the flexibility to provide higher incentive for household toilets constructed by sources other than SBM-G. 
The construction of toilets is a major focal area for the Swachh Bharat programme, which aims to make India “open defecation-free” by 2019. 
It aims at constructing 12 crore toilets in rural India by October 2019 at a projected cost of Rs 1.96 lakh crore.
Some NGOs are also working as a helping hand in Swachh Bharat Mission like Heeals is creating awareness at grass root level, national and international level about sanitation, menstrual hygiene, toilets and unsafe drinking water, and its effect on female education and health. Alongside awareness campaigns, HEEALS organization also ensures that communities are equipped to tackle these issues, by providing toilets in the areas most at risk, and by providing things such as water purification tablets, water tanks, soap and sanitary towels for young girls.
But a single organization can't do this alone and government funding is far from easy to secure.
So, each one of us have to put the efforts to make swachh bharat mission successful. Together we can reach every mother, father, and child in our local communities.

Let’s hope that the aim of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will be achieved very soon.

By-Abhinav Aggarwal 
Volunteer (Karnal)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Lack of sanitation facilities puts high burden on women

New Delhi, Jan 31 () Stating that lack of access to sanitation facilities puts disproportionate burden on women and girls, including threat to life besides nutritional risks, the Economic Survey today pitched for ensuring toilets in each household.
The pre-Budget Economic Survey 2016-17, tabled in Parliament today, also said to ensure safe and adequate sanitation, water security and hygiene -- the objectives of Swachh Bharat -- as part of a broader fundamental right to privacy for women is becoming a serious policy issue.
Stating that there is 'disproportionate burden' on women in households without toilets, the survey said it take several forms such as "threat to life and safety while going out for open defecation, reduction in food and water intake practices to minimise the need to exit the home to use toilets, polluted water leading to women and children dying from childbirth- related infections, and a host of other impacts".
Stressing the need for women's personal hygiene, the survey added it "is therefore important not just for better health outcomes but also for the intrinsic value in conferring freedom that comes from having control over their bodies, a kind of basic right to physical privacy".
It, however, said there is an improvement from 2011 when the Census reported that more than half of the country's population defecated in the open. More recent data shows about 60 per cent of rural households and 89 per cent of urban households have access to toilets.
Citing a recent study, the survey said in households with toilets, 62 per cent women reported use of the toilet "always", while only 52 per cent men reported exclusive usage in such households.
In rural households, the proportion of regular use by women was 56 per cent as against 43 per cent by men. In urban households, 75 per cent of women reported exclusive usage as compared with 72 per cent by men.
"What this pattern of usage suggests is that women and girl-children could take a key leadership role to play in Swachh Bharat's objective of creating defecation free communities, by nudging men and boys of the household to change their own defecation behaviors," it added.
The survey said recognising the positive behavioral patterns that women demonstrate upon obtaining access to sanitation services is critical.
"Equally, when these services are denied, they face considerable insecurity and nutritional risks. For this reason, ensuring safe and adequate sanitation, water security and hygiene the objectives of Swachh Bharat as part of a broader fundamental right to privacy is becoming a serious policy issue," it said. 


source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/lack-of-sanitation-facilities-puts-high-burden-on-womensurvey/articleshow/56893332.cms#

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Students Taking Pledge On 68th Republic Day


#HEEALS Students Taking Pledge On 68th Republic Day To Make Schools and Indian Swacch Bharat( Clean India Mission )



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