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CCDU, AWO on sanitation drive in Angami areas
Correspondent KOHIMA:
Published on 25 Jan. 2010 12:51 AM IST
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In a major effort to spread awareness on sanitation in Angami region, the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), PHED on Friday conducted a special session of training of trainers where selected persons from Angami Women Organization (AWO) participated. Addressing the gathering as resource person, CCDU Executive Director Er. Kevisekho Kruse said the training was part of government’s strategy to reach every part of the state with sanitation messages to completely eradicate the prevailing practice of open defecation, through creation of awareness. He also said CCDU had drawn up various program for training of trainers and informed subsequent campaign through women bodies in all other districts of the State in phase manner. The training also focused on need of looking at sanitation as foundation for health, dignity and development. The trainers will address these issues as they interact with villagers all across the villages in Angami area. The training modules included excreta related diseases, national and international sanitation goals, technology options, reasons for need of a sanitary toilet, evil consequences of indiscriminate garbage disposal, spitting and littering, methods of disposal of solid and liquid wastes, dangers of burning of non - biodegradable matters esp. plastics and PVCs, on-going Total Sanitation Campaign issues, Nirmal Gram puraskar, etc. He further pointed out that India aimed to achieve full sanitation coverage by year 2012 (ie “ Clean villages “ by 2012) and United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG) formulated in the year 2000 A.D aimed to half the proportion of people in the world (approx. 2.4 billion) without access to sanitation by the year 2015.

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