In last two centuries we as Indians have reached not only to the Moon but also Mars and on other hand we still have villages here with no electricity, no water facilities ,poor health care etc.
One of the major issues in India today is sanitation.
During independence only 3% of total houses in India had private toilets in their houses. Today we have progressed a lot in terms of infrastructure development but there are many villages which do not have toilets and neither the people there are educated enough to understand the importance of a proper sanitation.
Sanitation across India is very poor with the national average for sanitation cover at 38%. Although the Indian Government has used – and continues to use – its tax resources to help alleviate this situation (and puts a large sum every year towards better drinking water supply and household sanitation) on the ground the population clings to age old cultures.
This is mainly due to a lack of understanding about the need for hygiene and sanitation and a general lack of awareness about the best way to improve their position and as a result, enjoy better health. Outside assistance has to be targeted. It must complement and support what the National and State Governments are doing. Introducing benchmark standards, new but appropriate technology and providing capacity building for the many NGOs that are helping to implement the government programs are but a few of the ways to help.
Why is Total Sanitation a must ?
- · Causes most deaths due to gastro-intestinal diseases, jaundice, worms etc.
- · Expenditure on medical aid cuts the poor man’s pocket
- · Education suffers because children cannot attend school
- · Adolescent girls & women do not have privacy & dignity
- · Sanitation affects all Millennium Development Goals
- · Sanitation is Multildimensional
- · Multiple Impacts and Determinants
- · Poor Sanitation Impacts Health particularly of Women and Children Diarrheal diseases resulting from poor sanitation and hygiene kill more than 400,000 persons in India every year.
- · Poor Sanitation Impacts learning ability - Study in Alwar, Rajasthan showed school toilets increased enrollment by 11%
- · Poor Sanitation Impacts Nutrition
- · Poor Sanitation Impacts Environmental Pollution
The Domex Toilet Academy
This team have taken an initiative to promote and encourage people in rural areas to construct as well as maintain a proper toilet in every home .If not possible in every household than a toilet atleast in the vicinity.
The Toilet Academy makes toilets accessible and affordable, while promoting the benefits of clean toilets & good hygiene.
Domex have given us a chance to participate in their deed ll you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation.
For more information visit their official website.