Volume : VIII, Issue : II, February - 2019

Assessment of handling of drinking water, sanitation and hand washing practices in village Dhanas, Chandigarh.

Riddhi Gohil, Dr. Suman Mor, Dr. N. K. Goel, Dr. Meenal Madhukar Thakare

Abstract :

Background– Water supply and safe sanitation are among two of the most important factors directly related to health. Methods–A cross sectional study was conducted on 380 villagers from Village Dhanas of Chandigarh to assess the sanitation facilities and related practices, hand washing practices, attitude towards water handling practices, method adopted to make water safe to drink and to assess the awareness among villagers about the initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Results– All 380 households had sanitary toilets. The 70.8% toilets were cleaned on daily basis. 50% opined that use of toilet improves personal hygiene and cleanliness. All respondents believed in washing hands with soap after defecation. 44.7% treated their drinking water. 73.9% were aware of the SBM Conclusion– Existing knowledge and practices regarding sanitation behavior by the villagers were found appropriate and satisfactory.

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ASSESSMENT OF HANDLING OF DRINKING WATER, SANITATION AND HAND WASHING PRACTICES IN VILLAGE DHANAS, CHANDIGARH., Riddhi Gohil, Dr. Suman Mor, Dr.N.K.Goel, Dr.Meenal Madhukar Thakare PARIPEX - INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-2 | February-2019


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