From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, March 16: With a view to generate mass awareness among the rural people about the aims and objectives of the tiol Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Scheme for a healthy, hygienic and clean future, a week-long awareness programme was launched in Darrang district by the Public Health Engineering (PHE), Mangaldai Division at the District Library auditorium on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion as the invited guest, Project Director of Darrang DRDA Bibhas Modi said that the sanitation scerio in the district was still dismal as about 1,28,000 families did not have individual latrines for their regular use and hence the government had planned to construct 55,000 such latrines in the district within the next two fincial years. On the other hand, Inspector of Schools, Darrang district circle, Sahabulla Khan urged the student community to maintain cleanliness and make it a habit for a sound health and sound mind.
Officials and staff of different stake holder departments, including Health, Social Welfare, Panchayat and Rural development, PRI Members, members from NGOs and SHGs, ASHA and Anganwadi workers took part in the function, which was also addressed by State Consultant for Water Quality Control, Guwahati, Bashri Goswami.