SAMBA, Mar 1: Five households of Katli Panchayat have overcome adverse circumstances including dearth of money and scarcity of space to construct their toilets and have contributed towards clean Samba under the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) campaign launched by the District Administration.
These five families include Ramesh Lal, who has only two kacha rooms and had to sell five goats to get the toilet constructed. Similarly, Boli Devi, widow of Satpal, Ratno Devi, Chanchalo Devi, wife of Darshan Lal, Santosh Devim, wife of Rattan Singh and Yashpal, son of Isher Dass have also managed to build their toilets under adverse circumstances without any Government help.
On the launch of nation wide campaign “Swachh Shakti Saptah” from today, District Administration Samba organized a function at Panchayat Katli and awarded appreciation certificates to these achievers.
The photographs and names of families having completed their toilet units were got printed on flex banners and installed in their ward so as to motivate the left out families for constructing toilet units at an earliest.
DDC requested them to be Swachhta Doots and contribute in making the Panchayat as open defecation free by the end of this march.
An awareness programme on sanitation was also organized wherein a detailed Do’s and Dont’s as to sanitation, cleanliness solid waste management and polythene ban was presented by Aijaz Qaiser, District Panchayat Officer Samba.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC Samba Sheetal Nanda termed CLTS community led total sanitation drive as an important movement for the people of District Samba especially rural household. She termed sanitation as the key to a healthy life and urged upon the people to ensure cleanliness in and around their households.