A workshop with the overriding aim to provide the state, districts, blocks and GPs with the ideas and means to accelerate progress towards Swacch Bharat while ensuring sustainability and quality.
A regional workshop to share, learn and plan with quality and sustainability in the context of Swachh Bharat Mission was held in Varanasi on 11th to 13th January 2018. It brought together 75 participants from seven districts of Uttar Pradesh (Bhadohi, Chanduali, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Sonabhadra and Varanasi) across Varanasi and Vindhyachal Divisions. The workshop was designed to provide and facilitate a learning platform for sharing experiences and ideas between districts.
The key learnings identified by participants included the need for: new GP level events and activities including ‘swachhta Olympics’, training and strengthening Nigrani Samiti’s etc; ideas about block level activities for example block war rooms and monitoring systems and the decentralisation of IEC funds; different IEC ideas such as organising trips to well performing villages, community-wide events and celebrations, utilising religious festivals etc; better ways to effectively manage and operate of school and Anganwadi toilets.