Sanitation For Digni ed Human Living In India

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Makkal Kalvi Valarchi Maiyam
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The intervention aimed at raising awareness among members of the dalit families on the hazards of open defecation and construction of user-friendly toilets using the lo- cally available materials for the families in the Chetpet Town. The families contribution in terms of labour has been ensured through continuous orientation, motivation and monitoring. The project ensured dignity, in a special way for the girls, women and the aged people. Toilets do now measure 1,2 m x 1,2 m, with columns, septic tank, roof, sand lling for basement and brick work. The main issue faced during the execution has been, in a few cases, space constrains that were faced for putting up the septic tank. Such problems were successfully managed by the NGO.