Thittam - Sanitation for a healthy society
The article 'Thittam' written by Mr. G. Lakhshimpathy, Director, SBM - Tamil Nadu first appeared in Yojana (Tamil) magazine in November 2019. The main theme of the article is how village level field functionaries such as motivators, Anganwadi workers, teachers, primary health centre (PHC) doctors and village health nurses (VHN) made Swachh Bharat a people's movement, contributing to the success of the campaign across the State.
With a view to spurring inclusive growth in its villages, the State Government of Telangana had implemented the Palle Pragathi Special Programme from 6th September to 5th October, 2019. During the 30 day period, districts across the state set up plant nurseries, cremation grounds and dump yards, among others to improve greenery and cleanliness of the villages.
- Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Sustainability
During the fourth visit of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) team to the water stressed Perumbalur district in Tamil Nadu, they noticed that the whole area was green with water visible everywhere. Further, Executive Engineer, Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency (TAWDEVA) indicated that overall there was a 3 meter increase in ground water levels in the State.