New Delhi – Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, organised a two day national planning workshop on Open Defecation Free (ODF) plus and water conservation from Jul (12 and 13).
Over 5.6 lakh villages, 622 districts, and 30 States and Union Territories (UTs) declared ODF in rural India under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).
Secretaries in-charge of sanitation, mission directors and other key state level officials from 29 states and UTs attended the workshop.
“We aim to make the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a successful jan andolan, with the help of the people”, Rattanlal Kataria, Minister of State, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
The Minister of State launched solid liquid waste management, dashboard, ODF Plus advisory and ‘Swachh Gram Darpan Mobile Application’ to foster healthy competition between states and districts.
The workshop was organised around five thematic technical sessions such as biodegradable waste management in rural areas, plastic waste management in rural areas, grey water management, fecal sludge management and rain water harvesting.
Ayyappa Masagi, Founder and Director, Water Literacy Foundation presented different methods for rainwater harvesting, collection and water conservation.
The workshop also included presentations and technical sessions from esteemed experts and key stakeholders in the field.