About 600 million people are the citizens of India residing in the rural areas, who have limited access to the resources responsible for keeping up with hygiene and sanitation.
The major issue arises with not having an abundant source of water and a proper hygienic supply facility.
A noticeable impact was made by WASH due to the prominent impact of improving water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.
Many national programs have been actively pursued, which resulted in improving the accessibility of clean drinking water and a suitable sewage disposal system by about 90% by August 2018.
For people living in rural areas who are prone to open defecation, the rate decreased from 550 million to 320 million.
India has recognized the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene, which have a major impact on human health and wellbeing.
Below are some major projects outlined for sanitation in India; let’s get to know about them.
PwC India foundation’s safe sanitation Infrastructure
The PwC India Foundation has collaborated with NGO Reaching Hand to establish gender-segregated toilets along with hand wash units in the schools of Bengaluru.
The PwC India Foundation made an intervention by giving training to the teachers about WaSH
It is providing accessibility regarding menstrual health, and distributing sanitation kits to the children.
The trained teachers would help manage the WaSH facilities by understanding the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene.
This initiation would also start sessions about menstrual health management and behavior change communication for students
And which would help with enhancing the WaSH awareness levels in the school.
Lixil’s SATO Tap
Based on the statistical survey made by UNICEF, there are still about 40% of the world’s population that doesn’t
have access to basic hand washing facilities at home.
In order to address this situation, SATO, Lixil Group Corporation’s social business, intends to solve water, hygiene, and sanitation problems by providing affordable
and easy-to-install sanitation systems for local communities all across the world by introducing a new hand washing solution “SATO Tap.”
This initiative closely works on reflecting the vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” called upon by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
SATO Tap can be a prevalent facility to make handwashing affordable for disadvantaged households.
HUL WASH initiative
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. has made launched a new Swachh Bharat initiative to promote appropriate hygiene habits among children as a related part of Swachh Aadat.
To improve hygiene and sanitation among kids, one of the most cost-effective solutions is hand washing to fight against many diseases.
There is still the issue of hygiene and sanitation lurking on the horizon when it comes to urban areas.
Due to the dense residential designs, urban areas are very much reliant on public infrastructure.
To operate seamlessly, especially when it comes to the management of human fecal waste.
All these campaigns are supporting India’s ability to drastically reduce the bad hygienic situation in the country.
The Governmental decision and citizens’ cooperative actions are further proving the success of these initiatives.