Health and Sanitation Awareness Programme
Sanitation across India is very poor with the national average for sanitation cover at 38%. Although the Indian Government has used – and continues to use – its tax resources to help alleviate this situation (and puts a large sum every year towards better drinking water supply and household sanitation) on the ground the population clings to age-old cultures. This is mainly due to a lack of understanding about the need for hygiene and sanitation and a general lack of awareness about the best way to improve their position and as a result, enjoy better health. Sanitation Most rural populace in India is unaware of the entrenched connection between cleanliness and health. The absence of basic habits of maintaining hygienic and sanitary conditions lead to many illnesses and diseases, which in turn lead to major social and economic problems in the day-to-day lives of families, and even the community as a whole.