(GIST OF YOJANA) Swachh Swasth Sarvatra Launched - May - 2017

(GIST OF YOJANA) Swachh Swasth Sarvatra Launched - May - 2017

'Swachh Swasth Sarvatra', an inter-ministerial joint initiative between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was launched in the Capital recently. Another joint initiative, 'Swasth Bacche Swasth Bharat', between Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Human Resource Development was also launched on the occasion.

The objective of the 'Swachh Swasth Sarvatra' initiative is to build on and leverage achievements of two complementary programmes - Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and Kayakalp - of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, respectively. Under this initiative:

(a) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has declared over 700 blocks as-Open Defecation Free (ODF). Community Health Centres (CHCs) in ODF blocks of the country will be allocated Rs 10 lakhs under National Health Mission (NHM) to focus on sanitation and hygiene.

(b) Under Kayakalp, one Primary Health Centre (PHCs) in each district is awarded for meeting quality standards including sanitation and hygiene. Under SBM, the Gram Panchayat in which the PHC which gets awarded under Kayakalp for that district will be noted, and special focus will be given to make it ODF at the earliest.

By merging the goals of Swachh Bharat with the Health Ministry's focus on health, the needle will move from hospital-care to healthcare, i.e. from treatment of diseases to prevention of diseases by focussing on improved overall health.

Over 70 districts, over 700 blocks, and over 1.3 lakh villages of the country have achieved ODF status so far, and many others are very close to the target.

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