Sanitation Campaign

By. Najih - 03 Jul 2024


The Total Sanitation Campaign is a comprehensive programme to ensure sanitation facilities in rural areas with broader goal to eradicate the practice of open defecation. It was restructured making it demand driven and people focused. It follows a principle of “low to no subsidy” where a nominal subsidy in the form of incentive is given to rural poor households for construction of toilets.


Most of the people around us are unaware of the fundamental knowledge of preventive measures of sanitation and its benefits. People need to look at the importance of proper hygiene to be safe from the said acute diseases. They can be harmful, as well as deadly for human beings. One must know all the measures of sanitation and should it as well. It's beneficiary for us and also for the people around us.


People have irreversible effects on their lives because of these severe diseases. Sometimes it's too late for the people with limited resources, as they cannot tackle the upcoming calamity that falls upon them. Whereas is difficult for people who come from the lower class because they cannot afford medical help. That’s why it's necessary for everyone to have an awareness of the said diseases and their prevention.

Key Features

  • Sanitation is taking care of oneself to be safe from acute diseases.
  • Many of the world's population is still suffering from contamination diseases due to improper sanitation.
  • Most contaminated diseases or illnesses start from the intestines of human beings.
  • One should be aware of basic hygiene methods to prevent certain diseases.
  • All should follow preventive measures initiated by the World health organisation to prevent contaminated diseases.
  • Having a good sanitary habit is key to a healthy life. One should have basic hygiene habits in day-to-day life right from early life.
  • Sanitation workers are involved in various tasks across the value chain, such as cleaning toilets and spaces; collecting, segregating and disposing of different types of waste; cleaning and emptying sewers, septic tanks and drains; operating sewage treatment plants, etc.
  • One of the most inhuman and undignified forms of sanitation work, wherein in absence of proper sanitation systems, exposed to unimaginable health hazards.

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