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CLAP campaign

Date: 04 February 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous

Issue

The Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP)-Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam programme was started by the Andhra Pradesh government in October.

 

Details

  • The mission aims to clean up rural areas, improve sanitation conditions and waste management with public participation. 

  • Rural households have been urged not to dispose of garbage on the streets and instead hand it over to the garbage collector.

 

Achievements

  • Since the launch of the mission in October, 22 per cent of households gave their garbage to the garbage collector.

  • By January, this figure has reached 61 per cent. The government aims to achieve 100 per cent rural household garbage collection by October 2022.

 

Associated objectives

  • Along with door to door garbage collection, the mission aims to segregate liquid and solid waste, onsite waste treatment, and encourages home composting.

  • There are serious efforts to make rural areas free of open defecation. Sarpanches have been instructed to achieve ODF Plus status by the end of 2022.

  • The government has set up sewage water treatment plants across different locations using soil bio-technology treatment, wetland treatment, and waste stabilisation ponds.

 

Involvement

  • Sarpanches and mandal officials participated in an online training programme conducted by UNICEF WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). 

  • Gram panchayat workers and officials, health workers, members of the village and ward secretariats have been deployed by the government towards fulfilling the objectives.