Villages to mark World Toilet Day with a Swachhta Run

To mark World Toilet Day which falls on 19th November 2022, villages across the country will organise a run for Sampoorna Swachhta.  The objective of the exercise is to disseminate ODF Plus objectives in rural areas and build awareness towards total cleanliness.

Activities planned on the day include administration of the Swachhta Pledge; swachhta run at a historically significant spot with the involvement of local celebrities; display of IEC material such as banners and posters on safe sanitation practices; provision of refreshments, T-Shirts and certificates to participants.

The global theme for World Toilet Day 2022 is making the invisible visible.  Clearly, the world faces a global sanitation crisis as today, as many as 3.6 billion people are still living with poor quality toilets that ruin their health and pollute their environment.   Inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes and soil, contaminating the water resources under our feet.  Safely managed sanitation protects groundwater from human waste pollution.  Everyone must have access to a toilet connected to a sanitation system that effectively removes and treats human waste. The link between sanitation and groundwater cannot be overlooked. 

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