Haryana implements Total Sanitation Campaign

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Chandigarh, Oct 5 (UNI) The Haryana government has implemented Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) for improving the quality of life in all the 20 districts in the state.

An official spokesman said the TSC aimed at improving the quality of life in rural areas by providing accelerated coverage of sanitary facilities to the rural people by eliminating the practice of open defecation.

He said this was a 'community-led', 'people-centered' programme based on 'demand driven' approach.

The Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) of World Bank (South Asia) had collaborated with Haryana in training activities on sanitation.

He said that around 500 trainers had already been trained in 14 districts of the state during the year 2007-08 by WSP (WB).

A team comprising representatives of Water and Sanitation Programme (WB) and Mr Stephen Young, representative of Department For International Development visited Chandigarh and held discussions with Ms Urvashi Gulati, Financial Commissioner, Development and Panchayats Department, Haryana about the effectiveness of the support being provided by WSP.

The spokesman said it was resolved to make Haryana Open Defecation Free through constant Monitoring of capacity building activities of different stakeholders.

During the day, the team visited Chedia village in Panipat district to see the sanitation work and Mr Young appreciated the efforts of Haryana in making village communities Open Defecation Free, he added.

UNI

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