Sarpanches take on additional tasks to curb the spread of covid
Amid the surge in covid cases across the country, village leaders are striving to control the spread of the disease, some even in densely packed communities. For over a year now, they have initiated measures to build awareness and ensure that people follow covid safety protocols such as wearing masks, physical distancing and sanitizing their hands regularly.
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.