Jharkhand MHM Action Plan
Government of Jharkhand with the support of UNICEF has developed an ODF sustainability action plan, in which Menstrual Hygiene Management is a key ingredient. An important strategy in this is raising awareness and capacity building on the importance of safe MHM among key stakeholders and adolescents.
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.