A sanitation campaign in southern Angami area organized by Angami Women Organization (AWO) and supported by Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), PHED had so far covered 10 villages - Mima, Mitelephe, Pfuchama, Phesama, Kidima, Chakhabama, Kigwema, Jakhama, Viswema and Khuzama.
The campaign was focused on spreading awareness of the importance of Sanitation - the foundation for ‘health, dignity and development’.
It also stressed on the need to do away with practice of open defecation and encouraged the villagers to take initiatives for constructing their own household toilets. The practice of hand washing with soap after defecation and before meals, keeping house and surrounding clean through construction of kitchen soak pit , compost pit and recycling of non biodegradable matters and facilities available with the government including Nirmal Gram Puraskar which is a National Award (given in Cash ) given to all fully sanitized villages were also highlighted at the campaign.
The AWO’s Campaign is facilitating for taking the Sanitation messages and basic hygiene education to villagers, especially the women folks, in every remote village in Angami area which hopefully will strengthen the government’s efforts for achieving target for “ Clean villages in India by 2012 ”.