Friday, October 29, 2010

Dattak Vasti Project

 Sanitation work in adopted slums Trishul has been doing sanitation work in adopted slums as part of the BMC Dastak Vasti Yojana.
Since 2006, we have adopted seven slums in and around Yari Road, Andheri West under “Dattak Vasti”. We also successfully done similar project at Gilbert Hill earlier.   

The work involves daily cleaning of the public areas and drains and collection of garbage, regular fumigation, and creating awareness on sanitation and health. We have also initiated segregating dry and wet waste, and the wet waste is being given for composting. As a result of this ongoing program, sanitation in these slums has improved considerably. Incidences of contagious, water-borne, and air-borne diseases have dropped drastically. Personal hygiene of the residents also has improved.