DDC participates in follow up field training on ODF at Kundra (12, Feb17) Vigorous campaign being carried out to make pyts ODF
REASI, FEB 12: To trigger the trainees as part of ongoing 5-day training workshop being organized for making the panchyats open defecation free (ODF) in the district, field training sessions were held in nearby villages of the district today.
District Development Commissioner Ravinder Kumar himself participated in one trainees group which left for practical training at village Kundra.
The training session began with one hour lecture by the expert in class room earlier at 4 am followed by practical sessions in the field from 5 am to 8 am. The local people were sensitized on merits and demerits of open defecation in the field. Door to door visits were held with the help of prominent persons of that villages.
The local people evinced keen interest in the field trainings. During the session, people were asked to discard the practice of open defecation resultantly responsible for causing several diseases besides polluting the environment directly or indirectly. The participants during the visit themselves marked the places for digging pits in the vicinity of some houses too.
In three hour session, local people including ladies, adults, walkers etc also became part of this programme today. Every house head practising open defecation expressed commitment to construct toilets in time bound manner.
After completing the field sessions, the trainees along with ex-PRIs were given lecture again in the class on the leach pit technology being employed for easy management of feces and toilet waste.
Pertinently, the trainees were divided into sub-groups before leaving for field visit and each group was assisted by one expert who provided technical guidance to the trainees as well as local people while visiting door to door and places of open defecation too.