Sanitation refers to health conditions that are related to clean drinking water, adequate treatment, disposal of human excreta and sewage. Preventing human contact with feces is part of sanitation, as is hand washing with soap. There are many other diseases which are easily transmitted in communities that have low levels of sanitation, such as ascariasis (a type of intestinal worm infection or helminthiasis), cholera, hepatitis, polio, schistosomiasis, trachoma, to name just a few.
A sanitation system includes the collection, storage, transport, treatment and disposal or reuse of wastewater. Reuse activities within the sanitation system may focus on the nutrients, water, energy or organic matter contained in wastewater. This is referred to as the "sanitation value chain" or "sanitation economy".
Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Many countries are challenged in providing adequate sanitation for their entire populations, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Basic sanitation is described as having access to facilities for the safe disposal of human waste as well as having the ability to maintain hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection, industrial/hazardous waste management, wastewater treatment and disposal.
A dream of clean india can be achieved if we all work together. Rajeswari Devadass, assits the villagers to help their surroundings clean and hygenic. We have this saying a million times but did we ever give a thought to it or implement it into our lives. Yes we have but only for our home and ourselves. A dream of clean India can be achieved if we all work together. Cleanliness is both the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt and in the process of achieving and maintaining that state, Rajeswari Devadass assist the villagers to come out of the uncleanliness in their surroundings.
In India cases of Dengue fever are reported from every state. In monsoon season, the mosquito breeding increases, exponentially and we see majority of cases of dengue fever in July to November only. Towards creating a healthier society by popularizing preventive measures, Rajeswari Devadass organizes awareness programs on Dengue. The main aim is to reduce Dengue related mortality and morbidity through awareness rally.
Building toilets and getting people to use them is critical for public health. To inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, Rajeswari Devadass has arranged for INR 10,000 bank loans and Government subsidy for all the beneficiaries for building toilets
The Collector of Nilgris had declared that the Bearhatty Panchayat was the pilot village in the District to complete the individual toilet for each house in 13 hamlets.