Swachh Bharat Mission was launched during October 2014 to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation. Further, improving the levels of cleanliness throughSolid and Liquid Waste Management activities and making villages Open Defecation Free (ODF), clean and sanitised.
Towards, this journey CPCL had focussed on bringing behavioural change to adopt sustainable sanitation practices and facilities through awareness creation and health education among various stakeholders i.e. employees and community people. This was aimed to inculcate and imbibe the desired behavioural change among the people towards sanitation practice and facility.
Setting the base, CPCL had provided sanitary facilities to individual houses, schools, anganwadis, hospitals and in places of community congregation. With a leap ahead in this journey, Swachhata was made every one’s responsibility through a host of initiatives and projects like NamamiGange, Swachhata Action Plan, SwachhataPakhwada, Swachh Bharat Kosh, Swachh Iconic Places, etc. Even though sanitation being CPCL’s non-core area, CPCL has been allocating funds towards Swachhata out of its annual CSR budget with the focus that SabkaSaathaSabka Vikas. Accordingly, CPCL with its intense focus has been continuously working for Swachhata through its innovative initiatives and projects.
Of the various activities undertaken towards Swachhata, CPCL’s major initiative was bringing improvement in the general quality of life in three Village Panchayats in Nagapattinam District i.e. by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation through provision of Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL) with bathing facility to 432 families. Further developed community managed sanitation systems focusing on scientific Solid & Liquid Waste Management system for overall cleanliness in these three Village Panchayats.