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DC Phek stresses on clean environment
Published on 25 Jan. 2009 12:48 AM IST
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To create a safe and hygienic environment, a workshop on 'total sanitation campaign' for Phek district was held January 23 at Government Higher secondary School, hall Phek. Various resource persons deliberated on the importance of maintaining a clean and safe environment. At the workshop, deputy commissioner, Phek, Z. Thele graced speaking as chief guest exhorted the gathering on importance of water- the lifeline of life. He appealed PHED to check leakage of water tanks as it served as breeding place for germs and water borne diseases. He also requested department to check that water tank was rust-free as it created health hazard. Executive director, CCDU, Er. Kevisekho Kruse also enlightened the gathering about the concept of 'Total Sanitation' and the objectives of the workshop. In the first session, Er Kruse stressed on awareness on the need of creating safe disposal of excreta and maintaining hygienic ways of living for achieving good community health. In the second session, resource person Er Agwasang Kent, EE (CCDU) said India had committed that every rural household in the country would have a toilet by the year 2012. The engineer also stressed on the consumption of unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation that lead to major causes of health problems, especially in poor and backward countries.

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