Chandigarh, Nov 16: A state-wide 'Cleanliness Week' would be observed from January 17 in the villages of Haryana under the Total Sanitation Campaign for creating awareness among the people of rural areas to lead a healthy life by way of cleanliness.
Stating this here yesterday, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Development and Panchayats) Urvashi Gulati said as the Total Sanitation Campaign involved community participation, Panchayats and villagers played a vital and prominent role in the successful implementation of this programme.
She said debate, painting and quiz competitions would be organised for the school children under the campaign.
Toilets would be constructed in villages to make the state completely free of open defecation, she said.
Efforts would be made for the management of solid waste and dirty water.
Besides, a two day workshop of the Additional Deputy Commissioners of all the districts and Coordination Officers of Total Sanitation Campaign would be organised at Chandigarh on January 10 and 11 with the assistance of World Bank to improve their efficiency.
Ms Gulati said a training programme had also been launched all over the state to give training to the workers of implementing agencies of this programme by Development and Panchayats Department in association with the World Bank.