East Kameng marching forward to put a stop to open defecation

SEPPA, Aug 27: East Kameng district is marching forward to put a stop to open defecation by the end of this year.
To give one final push to the ODF target, the Seppa division of PHE & WS conducted a series of sensitization programmes under Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin at Nere, Ningcho and Lumdang Natung recently.
The awareness programme mainly focused on construction of sanitary toilets.
Bana Circle Officer Pooja Sonam Natung, who also is the Circle Officer for SBM (East Kameng), advised the gathering to construct sanitary toilets because it is a basic necessity for every human being.
As CO for SBM, she said that she was committed to making East Kameng ODF by the end of 2017 with the support of the PHE Department.
She appealed to the gathering to stop the practice of open defecation and use sanitary toilets only and make their district a role model for the entire state.
East Kameng Zilla Swachh Bharat Prerak, Devika Sahni said that one child dies in every 40 minutes in the country because of diarrhea and the disease is caused by open defecation. She advised the gathering to maintain high degree of sanitation practices to avoid water-borne diseases.
Assistant Engineer cum Nodal officer SBM-G Mayan Kino encouraged construction of permanent toilet structures and suggested twin pits and permanent septic tanks.
He told the gathering that he would never compromise with the work quality and amount for IHHL will be transferred to the beneficiary account only if he is satisfied with the work. He also informed the gathering that completed water scheme will be handed over to the Village Water & Sanitation Committee (VWSC) for operation and maintenance.
Anchal Samity Chairperson of Papu Valley West, Yatik Natung and other speakers also discouraged open defecation and suggested construction of sanitary toilets. (DIPRO)