Five Day Manual for Panchayati Raj Institutions on water and sanitation

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India (2019)

Published in: 2019
Pages: 212

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India

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The Government of India (GoI) has launched an iniative to strengthen the capacity of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) to ensure the sanitaton gains achieved under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) are sustained. The initiative includes ODF status of communites, taking up of an open defecation free plus (ODF Plus) agenda and improving access to safe and secure water supply through the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) Programme.

The success of these initiatives is directly linked to the capacity and motivation of Gram Panchayat (GP) level functionaries. It is important to strengthen the capacities of these functionaries to achieve desired results from, and acquire relevant information on, ODF Plus and JJM activites. In order to reach out to over 250,000 GPs in the country, a large pool of field trainers are required. The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation is creating a pool of competent trainers to cater to the capacity-building needs of GPs.

As a part of this, four trainers will be picked from from each district and will be put through a five-day Training of Trainers (ToTs) in sanitation and water supply. These people will then train Sarpanches, GP/village secretaries and Swachhagrahis through 3-day trainings. The FTs will also be available to train other stakeholders in the districts.

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Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India (2019). Five Day Manual for Panchayati Raj Institutions on water and sanitation. Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India

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