PHED launches 100 days campaign
Dimapur, Aug. 27 (EMN): Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has launched the 100 days campaign on “Sustainability of ODF gains and achieving million soak pits” during a programme held in its conference hall in Kohima on August 27.
An update from the department stated that release of toolkits on ODF plus components and the 100 days campaign was launched by its secretary, Kesonyu Yhome.
Speaking at the launch event, Yhome encouraged all the field officers to gear up and put in all out efforts to cover all gram panchayats in the 100 days campaign so that ODF status is sustained and also improved behaviours around waste management.
The programme was chaired by Thsathrichem Sangtam, chief engineer of sanitation and WSSO, who also emphasised on the rollout of action plan that would be circulated for implementation during the 100 days campaign.
It mentioned that the 100 days campaign on “Sustainability of ODF gains and achieving a million soak pits” was focused to re-energise efforts at local level and mobilise people for collective action on achieving sustainability of ODF outcomes and achieve construction of a million soak pits for management of grey water in rural areas across the country.
The campaign also focuses on district level orientation of gram panchayats and mobilise them to initiate action in their respective villages. It also focuses on the village community to pass resolution to maintain ODF sustainability.
Retrofitting of toilets through community mobilisation and ensuring all new emerging households have access to toilets are some of the key activities that are to be undertaken during the campaign.
The programme concluded with closing remark delivered by Repangyangba Longkumer, chief engineer and HoD of PHED.