An initiative to promote Mission Clean Madurai under â€˜Swachh Bharat Abhiyaanâ€™
- Families in Madurai will be provided with toilets and made aware of the need to stop defecating in open.
- The beneficiaries will be made aware of key hygiene behaviors such as hand-washing and adopt that in their day-to-day life.
- The modular toilet concept will be adopted by the Madurai Corporation and scaled up to other areas.
- HCL Foundation is handing over 50 toilets constructed in 4 wards. The second phase is in the pipeline with 50 more toilets to be constructed in 3 additional wards namely 56, 58, 60.
HCL Foundation, WASHi and Madurai Corporation, entered into Memorandum of Understanding to jointly implement the provision of Individual House-hold Toilets (IHHLs) under Public-Private-Partnership mode in Madurai. The program was organized to mark the official dedication and handing over of the toilets to the beneficiaries in 4 wards at Vandiyur Bus-stand in Madurai on 6th January.
With the support of HCL Foundation, the project is planned to provide an integrated solution to Sanitation and Hygiene problems in Madurai City under â€˜Swachh Bharat Missionâ€™. The project uses community led â€˜Total Sanitationâ€™ approach wherein behavioural change is the key aspect. WASH Institute will also work in coordination with Madurai Corporation to create awareness among the target communities for household sanitation and to facilitate the families to construct and use sanitary household toilet, thereby creating an open defecation-free Madurai.
As part of the initiative, HCL volunteers in Madurai will also kick start the â€œMaasilla MaduraiCampaignâ€ (Mission Clean Madurai) on the occasion. The campaign will comprise a series of activities, seminars, workshops, street theatre, talks, and other programmes to empower the community to achieve the mission.
TheÂ Madurai City Municipal CorporationÂ consists of 100 wards.Â Households lack access to household toilet and defecate in open. In the current financial year, the Madurai Corporation has a target to construct 4,382 Individual House-Hold Latrines (IHHLs).