Total Sanitation awareness camp held at Budgam
BUDGAM : Block Budgam organised Total Sanitation awareness camps were held at Sandipora, Shogapora, Sholipora, Warsangam and Nasrullahpora in Budgam block during last month.
The halqas were selected after a proper base line survey and identified the households without the facility of proper toilet.
During the camp, the importance of ensuring sanitation facility in rural areas with broader goal to eradicate the practise of open defecation was highlighted. Technical expertises educate the rural masses in construction of household latrines during the drive.
Seminars were also organised in various government schools to disseminate awareness about the ill effects of open defecation and a need to construct closed toilet points in each house.
Under total sanitation campaign also known as Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan a BPL household is given an assistance of Rs. 9600 to construct a toilet point at home. The broader aim of the program is to eradicate open defecation by the year 2017 across the country, informed the Assistant Commissioner Development, Budgam.