Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Towards Health and Dignity Improving Water Sanitation & Hygiene in MP


Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making ‘Swachh Bharat’ into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation. ‘Mission Swachh Bharat’ (clean India) launched on October 2, with Mahatma Gandhi as the inspiration, to create a clean India of his dreams by 2019 on his 150th birth anniversary.


In the context of the declaration of the plan to achieve Swachh Bharat by 2019, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has prepared a note on the Swachh Bharat Mission. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: The present goal under NBA is to achieve 100% access to sanitation for all rural households by 2022. Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA), the Goal is now preponed to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 by construction of individual, cluster & community toilets; and villages will be kept clean, including through solid and liquid waste management through Gram Panchayats. Water pipelines have to be laid to all villages enabling tap connection into households on demand by 2019.In this matter, co-operation and convergence of all Ministries, Central & State schemes, CSR & bilateral/multilateral assistance may become necessary as well as new & innovative ways of funding such interventions.


MP WASH program is active in 16 Districts of the state with objective of availability of Clean Drinking Water, Zero Open Defecation, Personal Hygiene, Clean Villages and Health Education. WaterAid an International Organization in collaboration with DFID is working in various states in raising awareness towards clean drinking water, construction of toilets and its usage and personal hygiene Under WASH Awareness Program, The agreement between Centre for Advanced Research and Development, CARD as an Implementation Partner with Lead Organization WaterAid, New Delhi “Towards Health and Dignity Improving Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Madhya Pradesh” was signed on 12th June 2014. CARD has been sanctioned two blocks namely Chhatarpur and Tendukheda of Chhatarpur and Damoh districts respectively.


Global Hand washing Event:


With the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Madhya Pradesh did its commitment by encouraging the use of toilets and washing hands with soap at village level. On the occasion of Global hand washing day i.e. 15th October, 2014, CARD with the support of WaterAid celebrated this event in Chhatarpur and Damoh district with school children. CARD is working on WASH program since August 2014 in both Chhatarpur and Damoh district for infusing awareness of washing hands with soap in critical times i.e. before eating, after defecating, after cleaning the faeces, before preparing and serving food as the key theme of the project. In villages through Triggering Exercise, animators oriented the school children, teachers, Anganwadi centre workers and communities about washing hands with soap in proper manner and during critical times.


List of Schools of Chhatarpur block Participated in Global Hand Washing Day
S.No.
Name of School
No. of Children attanded
Animators
1
M.S. Niwari
209
Ms.Bhagya shree Rawat
2
M.S. Hama
207
Bhoopat Ahirwar
3
M.S. Sarani
135
Matadeen Ahirwar
4
M.S. Saora
105
Mrs. Pramod Nayak
5
M.S. Rampur dilla
337
Rajbahadur pathak
6
P.S. Rampur dilla
129
Rajbahadur pathak
7
M.S. Bangay
227
Vinod Vishvkarma
8
GPS Bangay
170
Vinod Vishvkarma
9
BPS Bangay
179
Vinod Vishvkarma
10
M.S. Panotha
416
Deepak Ray
11
P.S. Panotha
119
Rakesh Ray
12
M.S. Deri
265
Hariom Jadiya
13
M.S. Khadgay
116
Aarti Sharma
14
P.S. Khadgay
155
Aarti Sharma
15
P.S. Pipora Khurd
188
Sunil Sharma
16
M.S. Budhor
144
Shubam Sharma
17
M.S. Kurra
229
Jagdish Bindua
18
P.S. Kurra
376
Jagdish Bindua
19
M.S. Kadari
219
Sandeep Sen
20
M.S. Ramgarh
Naresh Shivhare



List of schools of Tendukheda Block Participated in Global Hand Washing Day
S.No.
Name of School
No. of Children attanded
Animators
1
M.S. Bailwada
103
Ramdas Tiwari
2
M.S. Bamnoda
171
Lakhan Singh
3
M.S. Bansi
190
Arvind Yadav
4
M.S. Dhangour
316
Pramod Pal
5
P.S. Girls Dhangour
156
Pramod Pal
6
P.S. Dhangour
160
Pramod Pal
7
M.S. Jhalon
190
Nanhe Singh
8
M.S. Khamriya Ajitpur
144
Dinesh Yadav
9
M.S. Madankheda
245
Devkinandan Rahi
10
M.S. Mohad
192
Dhan Singh
11
P.S. Narguwan
122
Bhagwan Singh
12
M.S. Patloni
209
Akhilesh Lodhi
13
M.S. Pura
158
Pancham Singh
14
M.S. Sailwada
253
Parmoo Rajak
15
M.S. Taradehi
327
Devi Singh
16
M.S. Tejgarh
238
Khoob Chand jain