Technical Issues in Safe Sanitation
When it comes to IEC, Triggering Tools, Post Triggering activities and ODEP, the trainers are well equipped and are doing a great job.
However, proper awareness, appropriate design and methods of construction are missing in the case of many trainers themselves. Many are way below in the required level of knowledge for conducting the training programmes. It would be ideal to have a set of fast track training programmes for the trainers which are to be conducted by NGOs and Engineers already established in the field of Safe Sanitation.
Further, training programmes, orientation courses and refresher programmes are necessary for the masons orking in this field.
It would be ideal to have a system of certification for masons in the line of electricians and plumbers to ensure appropriate construction of toilets.
These approaches can ensure the achievement the Government of India aims under the Swachh Bharat Mission. more
Moreover, the state governments are in the run to secure ODF status for their cities and states by hook or crock and to achieve this status they are not even hesitant to resort to falls certification. Under such an atmosphere, no other measure are likely to be helpful in making India a ODF state in real sense! more