Sarpanches describe their SLWM initiatives in Sarpanch Samvad
An old and polluted village pond that was a health risk to our community has been cleaned and renovated. The treated water is now being used for irrigation, with pipelines laid to carry water to the fields, explained Sarpanch Param Sunil Singh, adding that liquid waste management has been the focus in their village Dhianpur of Gurdaspur District in Punjab over the past year.
An infallible way of ensuring ODF sustainability in a Gram Panchayat (GP) was to setup community sanitary complexes (CSCs) in public spaces to cater to visitors and the floating population. Acknowledging this, the State Sanitation Committee of the Government of Punjab organised a mass construction drive, calling upon the rural communities to build CSCs and take up Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) initiatives to result in visual cleanliness of their villages.