Guwahati, July 26: Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Assam has launched a massive campaign titled Swachh Sarvekshan Grameen (SSG), 2018 across the State on July 26. The campaign was inaugurated by PHE Minister Rihon Daimari in NEDFI Convention Centre, Guwahatiwith the flagging off of a ‘Swaachhta Rath’ having all the details of ‘Swachh Sarveksha Grameen, 2018’ to be held between August 1- 31, a release stated.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Daimari stated that the campaign is being taken in all the 33 districts covering 219 blocks. These districts would conduct large-scale IEC and IPC activities, which would sensitize the people about sanitation and SSG 2018. Daimari also talked about the mechanism put in place for the implementation of the programme. IEC activities have already been initiated in all the districts where people are informed about sanitation and SSG 2018. The survey is a positive step towards mass sensitization of the people in Assam on sanitation.
The Minister informed that around 28 lakh toilet have been constructed till now and 12 districts have been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) in the State. He further apprised that the Central government has provided Rs 138 crore for repair of dysfunctional toilets. Dairmari stated that an impact study covering 72,582 households in 744 Gram Panchayats across the State revealed that 96 percent of them have access to toilets and 89 percent are using these facilities, the release added.