28.02.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

 

  • Swacchta Sankalp’ receives pm modi’s applause
  • The initiative of the Government of Jharkhand in engaging women workforce largely for constructing toilets to attain Open Defecation-Free (ODF) status on or before June, 2018 has received Prime Minister Narendra Modi praise.
  • Following the success of the special drive ‘Swacchta Sankalp’, the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation had already extended this successful drive for another one month to fill the existing gaps utilising information, education and communication (IEC) tools.
  • The extended drive will focus on roping in women from all walks of life while disseminating information about importance of constructing toilets which is also associated with the self respect of females. The drive which was initiated in January 2018 after scribbling different success stories will continue in assistance with different NGOs.
  • “The ‘Swacchta Sankalp’ which is a unique initiative of Jharkhand government for carrying out construction of toilets in huge numbers has been extended for a month. The Department is eyeing on completing this massive task of toilets construction at the earliest through this special drive. Engagement of women in this drive has given momentum to this ambitious scheme,” said Secretary of Department of Water and Sanitation Aradhana Patnaik.
  • The data of Department of Water and Sanitation suggests that as many as 700 panchayats have been verified under defined factors of ODF. Around 13.50 lakh toilets are to be constructed more in State to attain the ODF status. To ensure that the ODF target is achieved on a prescribed deadline, as many as 1.15 lakh women Self Help Groups (SHGs) have been tagged with different villages for giving thrust to the project.

 

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