“Sustainable Safe Drinking Water Supply and Environmental Hygiene for all”
SWACHH BHARAT MISSION (GRAMIN)
To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India launched the “Swachh Bharat Mission” on 2nd October, 2014 which replaced the erstwhile Total Sanitation Campaign/ Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) aims to achieve Clean India by 2019, as a fitting tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary . This Mission aims at improving the level of cleanliness in rural areas through Solid and Liquid Waste Management activities and making Gram Panchayats/ villages Open Defecation Free (ODF). Nagaland was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 2nd October 2018 by the Hon’ble Minister, PHED Shri Jacob Zhimomi. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, an extension of the ODF programme “ODF Plus” has been initiated. Its objective is to sustain the ODF programme and to take up solid and liquid waste management.
SWACHH BHARAT MISSION (GRAMIN) Phase - II
With the key objective of SBM(G) Phase I attained, the Government of India renewed its commitment further to enhance the sanitation and hygiene status in rural areas by launching of SBM(G) Phase - II of the programme. SBM(G) Phase - II is to sustain the ODF Status of villages and to improve the levels of cleanliness in rural areas through SLWM activities, making villages ODF plus.
The Objective of SBM(G) Phase - II includes ODF - Sustainability, Solid Waste management, Liquid Waste management and Visual Cleanliness which is to be achieved through continued behavior change communication through IEC and capacity strengthening at all levels.
During 2020-21 schemes, activities such as construction of LOB - Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs), Community Sanitary Complexes (CSCs) and Solid Lquid Waste Management (SLWM) and IEC activities were taken up.
GANDAGI MUKT BHARAT (8TH AUGUST TO 15TH AUGUST 2020)
Weeklong campaign on "Gandagi Mukt Bharat", launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which focesed on Swachhata (cleanliness) in the run-up to Independence Day. The PHED Department observed the weeklong behavioral change campaign along with the rest of the country. Various activities includes cleanliness and sanitation, tree plantation/flowers plantation, collection of single use plastic and segregation participated by swachhagrahis, SHG(Self Help Group) and public alike formed a part of the campaign in the District.
BASELINE SURVEY ON SWACHH BHARAT MISSION - GRAMEEN
Baseline survey of Swachh Bharat Mission - Grameen was carried ut from October to November 2020, covering 1432 villages. During this survey, the household level information wre gathered, components of solid waste and liquid waste management by community and households were recorded and Geo Tagged using mobile apps issued by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, GOI. Standard messages was conveyed through wall paintings to encourage sustained use of toilets, use of toilets to keep diseases away, provide awareness about child faeces and solid & liquid waste management. In addition, a board declaring the village as ODF (Open Defecation Free) was erected at the village entrance to generate awareness on ODF Plus and ODF sustainability.
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