MoHUA to launch awareness campaign on SafaiMitra Suraksha Challenge

What is the News?

As part of the ‘World toilet Day’ celebrations,  the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has launched a week-long awareness campaign on Safai Mitra Suraksha Challenge(SSC).

What is the Safai Mitra Suraksha Challenge(SSC)?

Aim: To prevent ‘hazardous cleaning’ of sewers and septic tanks and promote their mechanized cleaning.

Key Activities under the Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge (SSC)

1. Creating citizen awareness against ‘hazardous cleaning’ of septic tanks, 2. Infrastructure creation for mechanized cleaning and capacity building of the workforce, 3. A dedicated helpline number(14420) to register complaints and provide real-time solutions on sewer overflow, 4. The actual on-ground assessment of participating cities.Based on this assessment, cities will be awarded, 5. Organising Loan Melas.

What are Loan Melas?

Loan Melas were organized by National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the support of MoHUA.

Aim: To help Safai mitras avail loans for procurement of sewer/ septic tank cleaning machine/ equipment for mechanized cleaning. 

Source: This post is based on the articleMoHUA to launch awareness campaign on SafaiMitra Suraksha Challengepublished by PIB on 15th November 2021.

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