From ODF to ODF Plus - Rural Sanitation Strategy
This ten year sanitation strategy for rural areas in India, prepared by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, in consultation with State Governments and other stakeholders, lays down the framework for moving from ODF to ODF Plus. ODF Plus entails that ODF behaviours are sustained, and every village has access to solid and liquid waste management.
On 11th April, 2019, a group of enthusiastic youth from the Revolutionary Youth Club pledged to turn their society into the first plastic free society of Ramgarh district in Jharkhand. Thereafter, within the duration of one month, the youth (mostly students from age group of 15 to 25 years) collected every single-use plastic from public places such as playgrounds, markets, and main roads, among others.
- Solid and Liquid Waste Management
The Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh in Assam, Mr. Pallav Gopal Jha has taken a bold initiative to set up vending machines and incinerators in 23 schools – both girls and co-ed education schools of the district, in collaboration with UNICEF and ONGC.
- Children and Youth, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Women