CM has directed all divisional commissioners and district collectors to work hard to realise the priorities being listed out by the Prime Minister.A target is set to build pucca toilets in 99,450 houses and giving 87,400 domestic tap connections.
RAIPUR: Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call, Chhattisgarh government will be constructing nearly one lakh “pucca” toilets in next three months, with the state government already having drafted a plan for the purpose.“The Public Health Engineering department has prepared an action plan on the direction of Chief Minister Raman Singh.
Under this plan, a target is set to build pucca toilets in 99,450 houses and giving 87,400 domestic tap connections,” said department Secretary Ganeshshankar Mishra.
He said that officers are asked to implement the plan expeditiously. “Moreover, the state government will be observing ‘national cleanliness awareness week’ from September 26 to October 2 on the directions of the Central government,” he said.
The officer said that the chief minister has directed all divisional commissioners and district collectors to work hard to realise the priorities being listed out by the Prime Minister.
“Singh has also asked them to start work towards building toilets and have taps installed for supplying potable water for households,” Mishra said.
The officer said that each Gram Panchayat in the state will pass a resolution to build a toilet at every household in the village concerned during gram sabhas to be held on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
“An oath will be taken to ensure that those houses where toilets are already in place will use them.The works related to building toilets will be fast-tracked on lines of MGNREGS and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan,” Mishra added.
(Press Trust of India, 23 August 2014)
IndiaCSR to Host First ‘India Sanitation Summit’ Sanitation for All-Toilet First in Feb 2015
NEW DELHI: IndiaCSR, India’s largest News Network on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility is organizing the ‘India Sanitation Summit 2015 with the theme ‘ Sanitation for All-Toilet First’, a summit and awards on 6th Feb 2015 at New Delhi.
The India Toilet Summit 2015 ‘Sanitation for All – Toilet First’ will take place on February 6, 2015 at Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD Chamber House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9981099555
Visit the website of the event www.indiasanitationsummit.indiacsr.in for the full detail.
Rusen Kumar, Director, IndiaCSR group said, “India Sanitation Summit is a unique national level forum established by the IndiaCSR Group to bring together various sanitation stakeholders under a roof to connect and collaborate on innovative inventions, projects and products in the toilet and sanitation sector in our country. Addressing the increasing importance of hygiene, health, sanitation, and toilet related issues, the first ‘India Sanitation Summit 2014′ will take place at New Delhi, capital of India, from 18 to 19 December 2014.
‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and IndiaCSR
“The summit is very much aligned to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (Clean India Initiative) of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s. We have decided to be an active participant of this noble Mission to support in creating national level forum to discuss various issues connected to the Toilet and Sanitation, health and education. We believe that the summit would highlight the problems allied with a lack of toilets and would also adopt resolutions to achieve Nation sanitation goals.”, Rusen Kumar added.
Forum for toilet technology providers
“By establishing a national level platform for toilet technology providers, infrastructure manufactures, innovators, associations, non-profit organizations, public sector entities and private sector stakeholders to present a plan and share best practices in the sanitation sector, the India Sanitation Summit aims to empower participants, exhibitors and sponsors to exchange knowledge, expertise and resources in scaling up impact and innovation in the sanitation marketplace particularly in India.”, he added.
The ‘India Sanitation Summit’ is designed for decision and policy makers in government, business and nonprofit sectors. The Summit is aimed at those all who wish to update themselves with recent trends and how developments, understand how various organizations are applying the innovative ideas in the area of sanitation and toilet in the country.
Share your innovative ideas and best Practices
It is projected to connect with different types of stakeholders to discuss and share ideas, knowledge and innovations in the area of toilet technology and sanitation as well as different project and developmental works that are going on in India from which people can benefit from the humble toilet.
30 Speakers, 300 Participants
The India Sanitation Summit involves some of the most reputable and competent national and world renowned speakers from government and private sectors, research agencies, innovators, social and though leaders dealing in sanitation and toiletries industries in the country. There will be 30 speakers and 300 participants projected in these 2 days exclusive summit. The Summit would provide a forum to initiate a dialogue and enlighten the delegates on various issues related to sanitation, toilet movement, woman empowerment, women dignity and girl child education etc.
‘Toilet- dignity of women’
Emphasizing the ‘dignity of women’, the Prime Minister had asked parliamentarians and the corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across India by next year.
Toilet is prime agenda of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. On the occasion of Independence Day, in his speech Shri Narendra Modi ones again stressed that toilet is ‘dignity of woman’. In his first address to nation Narendra Modi urged parliamentarians and the corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Toilet
He called on the corporate sector to help in building toilets in schools under their Corporate Social Responsibility projects under priority programme. It is worth mentioning that, with the implementation of the new company law from April 1, 2014 India has become the only country in the world with legislated corporate social responsibility (CSR) and a spending threshold of up to Rs 15,000 crore a yearly.
The new law mandates that all companies, including foreign firms, with a minimum net worth of Rs 500 crore, turnover of Rs 1,000 crore and net profit of at least Rs 5 crore, spend at least two percent of their profit on CSR. Works carried out by corporate in the area of toilet building is very much part of social welfare spending activity of Scheduled- VII of Section 135 (the CSR Rule) under new companies law. Sensation and Rural Development is priority area of Scheduled-VII.
For the Sponsorship, Speakership Opportunity, partnership and Participation kindly send your expression of Interest as earliest:
Rusen Kumar, Director