Friday, June 2
RD&PRD organizes IEC, behaviour change communication regarding solid waste management at Hardas

RD&PRD organizes IEC, behaviour change communication regarding solid waste management at Hardas


Cleanliness drive held
Kargil: Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department (RD&PRD), Kargil under Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin Phase-II organized Information Education and Communication (IEC) and behaviour change communication program followed by cleanliness drive at Hardas village of Kargil Block to achieve ODF plus model status.

District Panchayat Officer Kargil (DPO), Padma Angmo, BDO Kargil, Samina Khatoon, along with other officers, officials and Sarpanchs, Panchs, villagers participated in the drive.

The program was aimed to sensitize and clean the village so that Open Defecation Free (ODF) sustainability and ODF Plus model status would be achieved.

In her address, DPO Kargil sensitized the villagers about the role of primary segregators/households in solid and waste management. She instructed the villagers not to mix dry and liquid waste so that the secondary segregation becomes easy.

The DPO talked about the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin Phase-II objective and urged the villagers to actively participate in the awareness drive so that the targets would be achieved by end of this year.

The BDO Kargil elaborated about the need to adopt a system of periodical cleanings, maintenance and initiation of preventive measures for containing diseases. She stressed on positive thinking, good health and personal hygiene and how these factors contribute to improve the financial condition by reducing expenditure on treatment of diseases.

The BDO detailed about the importance of cleanliness, personal hygiene and maintenance of hygienic conditions in their respective areas. She also talked about the difference between solid and liquid waste and the segregation process thereof.

Earlier, in his opening speech of the program the Panchayat Secretary, Agha Syed Toha highlighted important points regarding solid and liquid waste management. He talked about the importance of cleanliness drive in the village.

The whole area was cleaned during the drive with the help of locals/villagers.

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