“Sustainable Safe Drinking Water Supply and Environmental Hygiene for all”
SUPPORT ACTIVITIES UNDER NRDWP
i) Information Education and Communication (IEC):
With the objective to trigger positive behavioral changes among stakeholders with respect to hygiene, use of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, the Department through WSSO and the DWSMs, have been intensifying its Swachh Bharat Mission through various platforms such as NGOs, Women Organizations, Schools etc. Some activities aimed at awareness creation are: Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Inter Personal Communication (IPC), Rallies and workshops that provide for greater involvement and participation of the beneficiaries at grassroots levels.
The main goal of the Department is for enabling and empowering the rural community to involve, have greater sense of belonging and to take more active role in shouldering the responsibility of managing effectively the water and sanitation systems in the villages.
Extensive IEC campaign is being carried forward through diverse activities in collaboration with several NGOs and Schools. Our activities are mainly PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) exercises and inter-personal Communication in village levels. Sanitation Rallies propagation of Sanitation messages and conducting pledges taking in various functions, creating awareness creation through media publicity, roadside hoardings, distribution of IEC booklets/ pamphlets, putting up IEC Slogans through State Transport Buses, inter district exposure trips, telecasting of audio visual sanitation documentaries through DDK. All India Radio, TV cables etc. unlike the usual IEC activities which often do not go deep enough into the grass root level, activities such as PRA Exercise, which the department is carrying out in many villages covering all districts of the State provides excellent opportunity to involve the villagers so as to ponder on the existing states/ problems of water and sanitation in the village and on the measures that can be taken up for bringing about a solution.
Swachh Sanklap week was held between 17th August to 8th September 2017, a nationwide event, essay compilation, short film competition and painting competition were held under the overall banner. Nagaland bagged 1st Position in essay competition under 18 years by Miss Ellen Konyak and also 3rd prize in the category of short film was bagged by Mr. Tiakumzuk- Dreamz Unlimited
Global Hand Washing Day, World Toilet day Swachh Skhati weeks are observed across the state. Bringing a bigger platform to create awareness and effective participation.
ii) Human Resource Development :
WSSO and District Water and Sanitation Missions (DWSMs) also conducted training on various subjects for different levels of stake holders for increasing capacity for effective implementation of various NRDWP and SBM (Gramin) schemes.
There is no programme dedicated to Gender Budgeting, however there are provisions for participation, empowerment and improvement of the quality of life of women in the rural areas such as:
• The Nagaland Communitisation of Water and Sanitation in Rural Habitations Rules, 2003 stipulates that Water & Sanitation Committee should consist of at least one woman representative, which would provide a platform to voice concerns of womenfolk in decision making process in selection, planning, implementation and operation & maintenance of water and sanitation schemes.
• Involvement and participation of womenfolk and women NGOs in awareness campaigns since they are the most affected section in society in matters concerning water and sanitation.
• By providing drinking water and sanitation facilities through various programmes and plans, quality of life of women in many rural habitations are improved. They no longer need to walk long distances to fetch water and are in a better position to devote more time to other activities.
iii) Integrated Management Information System (IMIS)
The Department has an Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), sponsored by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India, through which the Ministry monitor all centrally sponsored programmes. Online submission and monitoring of physical & financial reports.
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