Mission Nirmal Bangla
Let’s fulfill our dream for an Open Defecation Free Bengal by taking pledges, initiatives and actions
The Mission is named as Mission Nirmal Bangla and under the mission the Government of West Bengal endeavors to achieve the larger objective of reduction in child mortality and morbidity, overall mortality and morbidity by reducing chances of water borne and fecal brone diseases due to prevalence of open defecation; reducing the loss of active workdays due to prevalence of diarrheal diseases among the wage seekers; reduce the drop out of children, especially girls due to lack of appropriate toilet facilities in schools; improve overall cleanliness in the villages thereby contributing to improved environmental conditions. Thus the overall goal of the Mission will be to bring about positive changes in the physical quality of life in the villages by romoting cleanliness, hygiene and elimination open defecation. To achieve these larger impacts on the villages and the community, the specific goal of the Mission is to transform all the villages of West Bengal to Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages by 2 October 2019.Developing community managed solid and liquid management systems in the rural areas will also feature as priorities to improve overall cleanliness and environmental sanitation in the villages.
- All households will have access to sanitary toilets, mostly within the premises and all members of the households will use toilets for defecation.
- All educational institution (Primary/ Junior/ Secondary/ Higher Secondary Schools/ Madrasahs/ other educational instutions/ Colleges) will have toilets commensurate with roll strength, separately for the boys and the girls and all students and teachers will use those toilets while in the institutions. There will be appropriate provision for privacy in management of menstrual hygiene and disposal of menstrual waste for the adolescent girl students in schools.
- All Anganwadi Centers will have toilet facilities for use by the children, which will also contribute to development of appropriate toilet habits among the young ones.
- Community Sanitary Complexes will cater to the need of the homeless and landless people, the commuters and the people spending time at the places of public congregation like markets/ hats/ bus stands etc.