Connect with us

News

South Delhi Municipal Corporation Adds Special Tech Features At 191 Toilet Facilities To Boost Swachh Ranking

According to South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the additional features are part of efforts to improve Swachh Survekshan 2021 ranking and getting ODF++ status

South Delhi Municipal Corporation Adds Special Tech Features At 191 Toilet Facilities To Boost Swachh Ranking
Highlights
  • There are 61 such public conveniences in the South Zone of the SDMC
  • SDMC has also introduced 'Pink Toilets' exclusively for women
  • Toilets can be located via Google maps: SDMC Official

New Delhi: From sanitary napkin vending machines to QR code-based feedback system, the civic body in south Delhi has introduced special features at 191 toilets facilities in a bid to boost its Swachh survey ranking, officials said on Wednesday (March 10). There are 61 such public conveniences in the South Zone of the SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation), 50 each in the Central and the West Zones, and 30 in Najafgarh Zone, a senior official said.

Also Read: Delhi Budget 2021: Over 14 Per Cent Allocated To Health, Coronavirus Vaccines Will Continue To Remain Free

These toilet facilities are located in Paschim Puri, Madipur, Raghubir Nagar, Janakpuri, Hari Nagar, District Park Vikaspuri, Bindapur, Green Park, B-Block Market Vasant Vihar, R K Puram and Malviya Nagar, among other places, the officials said. The SDMC has introduced these “aspirational features” at public toilet facilities which come under ‘best category’ toilets.

These additional features are part of efforts to improve Swachh Survekshan 2021 ranking and getting ODF++ status, the civic body said in a statement. Features of these toilets include display of unique ID, disabled-friendly, gender-segregated signages, display of advertisement, sanitary napkin vending machines in female toilets, adequate ventilation facility, QR code-based feedback mechanism, plants or shrubs in the vicinity of the toilet complex and low-height toilets for children, it said.

Another intervention by SDMC is the introduction of ‘Pink Toilets’ exclusively for women. These have all necessary features and are well-maintained by an all-female staff. The toilets are easily accessible and can be located via Google maps, the official said.

Also Read: National Green Tribunal Directs Delhi Government, Municipal Corporations To Remediate Legacy Waste Dumpsites

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

Highlights Of The 12-Hour Telethon

Reckitt’s Commitment To A Better Future

India’s Unsung Heroes

Women’s Health

हिंदी में पड़े

Folk Music For A Swasth India

RajasthanDay” src=