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MoHUA Launches Safai Apnao, Bimaari Bhagao Initiative for Monsoon Preparedness

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the Safai Apnao, Bimaari Bhagao (SABB) initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, running from July 1 to August 31, 2024. This initiative aims to bolster Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in tackling heightened cleanliness and health challenges during the monsoon season. It aligns with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s ‘STOP Diarrhoea Campaign’, emphasizing comprehensive interventions and inter-departmental collaboration.

Key Elements of the Initiative

Special Cleanliness Drives

Focus on waste collection, transportation, and cleaning of community and public toilets.

Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities

Improving facilities for children and ensuring water quality sampling.

Preventive Measures

Adoption of the Protect Prevent Treat Strategy (PPTS) and coordination for effective monitoring.

Activities Planned

Community Engagement

Involvement of local communities, NGOs, and private sectors in hygiene and sanitation promotion.

Training Programs

Educating local officials and communities on water management, sanitation, and hygiene.

Awareness Campaigns

Conducting events and campaigns on diarrhoea management and post-monsoon maintenance planning.

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