Faggan Majra village effectively manages its liquid waste
The 2-3-acre pond situated on the outskirts of Faggan Majra village in Patiala District of Punjab had been filthy for a long time. In the absence of desilting for an exceptionally long period, the capacity of the pond had decreased considerably, resulting in the back flow of the water onto the streets, emitting a foul smell.
With increase in generation of solid waste including plastics, management of the same is a huge challenge in both rural and urban areas of the country. To address this, the district administration of Peddapalli in Telangana has embarked on an initiative called Swaccha Shukravaram or Clean Friday and Panchasutralu (5 principles of waste segregation), both outreach programmes to carry out swachhata activities in all the villages.
Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh has developed three short videos which are being shown in every village for sensitization and awareness generation. Focus of this video is on the importance of toilets to protect the dignity of women.