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OUR COMITTMENT TO “SWACCH BHARAT ABHIYAAN”

UNICEF has reported that almost 594 million —nearly 50 percent of India’s population — defecates in the open, with the situation particularly acute in impoverished rural areas. A survey carried out by Carolyne Wheeler of the non-governmental organisation WaterAid at Uttar Pradesh, reported that around a third of women have no other option but to relieve themselves after the sun sets — usually accompanied by a friend who keeps watch in case of trouble, in the rural sectors of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won the largest electoral mandate in 30 years, vowed to build a toilet in every home in a nation where half of India’s 1.2 billion people currently defecate in the open, the highest number in the world. With this view The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, launched the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” on 2nd October 2014. He announced that "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" should be approached with a bipartisan spirit of patriotism".

In line with the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan", The LBF has identified “Government High School, Junagarh in Kalahandi district of Orissa” to build two separate toilet blocks for girls and boys for a proper hygine environment. Once completed, we will be reaching out to more and more sneh schools in KBK regions of Odhisha. Willing contributors are welcome to join hand with.

Though established in 1946, the school infrastructure lacks proper toilet facilities even today. There are open washrooms in the schools with very unhygienic conditions and are not maintained properly, which might result in contagious or infectious disease among students. Furthermore, there are no water connections and basic amenities in the existing toilets.

The LBF recognized the sanctity of the sanitation issue at the school premises and has proposed construct of two hygienic blocks of washrooms for boys and girls separately with sanitation facilities such as continuous water supply, dustbins, hygienic seal mechanism, adequate space, wash basins, appropriate and cleansing material for use in conventional pit latrines, in the school premises.

In addition, The LBF has also proposes to renovate the existing toilets to make them more hygienic and in usable conditions.