Worldwide, 1/3rd people don't have access to safe drinking water and 2 out of 5
people don't have basic hand washing facilities. 163 million people don't have
access to safe water and 210 million people lack access to improved sanitation.
The effect of poor water and sanitation can have far-reaching and ill-fated
effects for those who are required to use unsanitary toilet facilities and
drink, bathe, cook with and use contaminated water.
"Neat and clean is the perfect scene"
This blog is all about how sustainable management of water and sanitation
underpins wider efforts to end health hazards and advance sustainable
development of the country. Some measures are:
Educate The Population
People should be educated on how to use better sanitization facilities like
cleaning of tanks regularly at short intervals and they should adopt cleanliness
habits as a daily routine in their lifestyle.
We should educate people to learn the habit of handwashing because it's one of
the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of germs. The
Covid-19 pandemic taught people that hand hygiene saves lives. People should
form communities which will work in strengthening and improving water and
The waste water should be recycled otherwise it gets drained and become useless.
Government should make proper drainage systems so that rainwater doesn't get
collected on the road which results in contamination, rather it should get
stored in the harvesting pits so that it recharges the ground water. Recycled
water will decrease the self- sufficiency on the groundwater levels.
Poor sanitization also has an adverse effect on the national development because
workers are suffering from illness and water borne diseases and are not working
on their maximum efficiency so they are contributing less in the GDP of the
Initiatives are taken by the government like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to clean
India, Namami Gange, Jal Jeevan Mission but it will be successful only, when the
people will feel the need to contribute in them.
Targets To Achieve
Technology won't do us any good if don't also tackle behavioral change.
Government should strictly impose fine or penalties on the factories who are
polluting the rivers. Because 80% of the wastewater is released in the
environment untreated and they destroy natures ability to provide safe drinking
We should aware the people about the hazards poor sanitization can cause to
their life. Survey releases that many people use mud to wash their hands.
We have to develop cross sector partnerships to make sanitation products easily
accessible for all at low prices so that everyone can afford them. We should
have target to improve water quality by eliminating dumping, halving the
proportion to untreated wastewater.
We should organize a cleanup project for rivers and oceans.
As the resources are scarce it's our duty to save water and keep our
surroundings clean. People nowadays indulge in blame-game; where they are not
accepting their mistakes.
At the end it is we, who are responsible for all this global change and
"Together We Can, Together We Will
Change The World, By Our Drill"
If people will not hold the responsibility, will there be clean water left for
Written By: Shubhangi Gupta