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Ensuring safe drinking water
Correspondent KOHIMA OCT 13 (NPN):
Published on 14 Oct. 2010 12:45 AM IST
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Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), PHED on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to Chunilka and Nsunyu villages under Tseimenyu sub-division, 60 kms away from Kohima to inspect public water drinking facilities.
The CCDU team included Adi and Aben, both consultants.
Nsunyu Village and Chunilka village, located on NH 61, were awarded the Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) for the year 2009.
Nirmal Gram puraskar (“Clean / Healthy Village Award”) is an incentive scheme for fully sanitized and open defecation free gram Panchayats, village councils introduced in year 2004 by government of India.
The consultants opined that villagers should unite and make Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) a success. It was also suggested that the village lay importance of sanitation, which is the foundation for health, dignity and development and inform villagers on 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 especially plastics and PVCs , on-going total sanitation campaign issues , Nirmal Gram Puraskar etc.
It may be mentioned that CCDU, PHED also carried out Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) sanitation as a basic requirement for ensuring better quality of life. The state government aimed to achieve complete sanitation coverage in the state in conformity to the government of India target of “Clean villages by Year 2012”.
Total Sanitation Campaign is a comprehensive programme to ensure sanitation facilities in rural areas with broader goal to eradicate the practice of open defecation.

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