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Rotary Club of Madras plans campaign against open defecation

The Hindu, 16 July 2014


CHENNAI: The Rotary Club of Madras, the third-oldest Rotary Club in India, will soon launch a sanitation programme to end open defecation. The project will focus on behavioural change brought about through community involvement, said the club’s president S. N. Srikanth, at a meeting of the club held here on Tuesday.


Mr. Srikanth said the “unglamorous” project will aim to create “a sense ofdisgust” among residents. It will be initiated in phases at Amarampettai, Kimalur and Panjalai villages in Gummidipoondi, and Rotary Nagar in Chennai.


On the need for the project, he said that for India to become an economic super power, fundamental issues such as ending open defecation had to be dealt with. Read more....