Telangana leading in Swacch Bharat

Written by | January 24, 2016 | 0

Hyderabad: As per the census report 2011 91.12 percent of urban HHs in Telangana have access to toilets as compared to national figure of 81.4 percent. Open Defecation in Urban Households of Telangana is 8.98 % which is lower than the national average of 12.6%.

The Govt of India has launched the flagship program Swachh Bharat Mission with the vision of ensuring hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the nation as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary to be celebrated in the year 2019.

Sanitation improvement faces a challenge for demand creation and people’s initiative to construct and use toilets, urban sanitation improvement is dependent to a great extent. The challenge of access to toilets arises for a variety of social and economic factors and not simply from individual behavioral resistance.

Access to toilet and usage is the most important aspect of sanitation. Besides, restoration of dignity, privacy, safety and social status, sanitation has strong bearings on child mortality, maternal health, water quality, gender equity, reduction of hunger and food security, environmental sustainability and ultimately poverty alleviation & improvement of overall quality of life.

Open defecation is still in practice in many urban areas resulting in serious social, health, economic and environmental problems. Openly left human waste helps in breeding and transmission of pathogens, which carry diseases and infections. Government of has launched the Swachh Telangana Mission with a goal of achieving “Open defecation free cities” by 2019 in line with the above vision.
Filed in: Hyderabad

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