Sanitation is still a major hurdle which India especially Rural India faces. There are hundreds and thousands of villages which do not have sewage facility. As a result, millions of people living out there are forced to use open toilets – by converting mud roads and open fields as a toilet.
A survey shows that even in this 21st Century,India still has a staggering 597 Million People defecating in the open. This is an alarming one. This is because of lack of sanitation facilities. Though Government has come up with a scheme for installing Mobile Toilets, it cannot do it all over India due to the cost involved and even if it does, sustaining it for a longer run would require more than double the investment of what it is actually required to set up a sewage line.
Open Toilets had led to many health ailments. Since they cannot be flushed out, they stay in the same place for ages and when people who has diseases does this, the germs spread even more faster in the open air affecting an entire community/village easily. This is very risky because kids are in great numbers in rural India and they are vulnerable to these.
This leads to lot of other ailments even among the elders. Open lands next to Corporation Schools in rural areas emanate staunch smell because of which kids would not prefer to attend their classes regularly. This not only affect their health but also their studies which is a grave situation. Also those who come in contact with these may not have the availability of water to cleanse it immediately which is a sad state of affairs. Indigestion is also one of the side effects and imagine what if these gets washed away during heavy rains and enters the village or gets mixed in their only water source which is lying few feet away?? Can they able to drink the water or use it for cooking? Certainly not. In fact they cannot even use it even for washing their clothes.
These cannot be completely controlled but to a certain extent. A Sewage Treatment Plant attached to Public Toilet connecting all the nearby villages can be erected in main places. This involves less investment and a better health facility.
There are lot of things happening around in this front. Yes, DOMEX has come up with an initiative where it can bring the change in the lives of millions of kids.All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids to live a dignified life. We may not be physically present to erect or construct a toilet but by helping DOMEX for their awesome campaign #ToiletForBabli we can certainly make a difference sitting at home.
Let us join hands with DOMEX and let us make a difference.
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