The partnership between UNICEF and the State Government resulted in the rural sanitation coverage in Tamil Nadu going up to 40 % in 2004 from 15 % in 2001.
(Yes this means only 15% of the Tamilnadu rural population had access to a toilet in 2001).
The Government of Tamil Nadu honoured UNICEF Project Officer P.Amudha (in Unicef from Indian Administrative Service) with a Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Promotion of Rural Sanitation in the state.
Source : Unicef
Tamilnadu is considered perhaps one of the better developed states, yet if 60% of its rural population dont have access to a toilet? Then what is development?
And what do we require for change? Sincere Administration, More Money, Political Will, Involvement of the common person, Better coverage from Media. I am not sure if I know the answers.
But when I come across the figures, (while searching for my weekly Do U Know), I mostly end up in despair, and wonder if anything can be really done.
Well seems positive change and development, is not just a dream, it can be a reality too.
Akruti Navin Curious The Bard Prasad jAdE Priya got it right:)
godolphin got it right (but the answer disappeared. sorry godo no idea why) and vaibhav also got it right (because others got it right:D)
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