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    Swachh Bharat Abhiyan -Are public washrooms maintained disinfected and safe to use?

    The subject matter is not related only to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014.
    Perhaps it is better to avoid the use of public washrooms to the possible extent as the same are not maintained clean and the users are fraught with the dangers of getting infections.
    Though shopping malls, multiplexes, and certain restaurants etc. maintain cleanliness, but the same cannot be said to be public amenities.
    Even at railway stations and bus stands, the status of cleanliness remains pathetic, to say the least.
    At many facilities, there is no provision of running water and the walls are infested with graffiti in general.
    What are your observations regarding the subject matter?
  • #572801
    Good appreciations on the introduction and follow up Swaach bharat Abhiyaan. But we all are thinking that it is only for the Government side action for better follow up by forgetting our responsibility as a citizen or part of the government. We are the government-this thought should come every citizen. It is our country our nation and we should care as of our house. But many of us are not even pouring water after using the public toilet or wash rooms though water provision is available there. Every thing we are expecting that government should do this and that. For this all of us are expecting a separate person should be appointed there (every public wash rooms) and clean as and when we come out of that place. We will not put our garbage into the dust bin but expecting the government should clean in time.

  • #572809
    I think every government has failed to provide basic facilities to the citizens and the public wash rooms are the worst example which are not maintained and the worst rotten smell always continue to exit there. Though Swatch Bharath Abhyyan is aimed at maintaining clean and green at every place, but public toilets are over looked. Either too they were handed over to the private parties. But they wont maintain the urinals and they do maintain the flush outs because they get money from that. This way the public toilets in every city has been neglected and those who use them by mistake or by force, they are being punished with diseases immediately.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

  • #572821
    Yes Mr. Kailash Kumar, almost all the public washrooms are not clean. At least, not the ones I came across. If the washrooms maintained by shopping malls, multiplexes are not clean, that results in a bad influence among people and so they maintain them. It is not the case when public washrooms are considered. These days, we cannot expect public washrooms to be neat. So, it is better not to use them as it may lead to diseases.

    Let us continue learning.

  • #572838
    I believe that public wash room get dirty ( speciall small shoping malls, railway station and bus stand) because of the huge number of users. Because if there will be provision of 3-4 toilets for 1000 people, then automatically it will get dirty with in an hour or a day.
    So by increasing number of public toilet the problem can be solved.
    Although it is the responsible of every individual user to keep it clean, but just imagine of public toilet in star hotel lobby area, big cine complex, have you ever face such situations. Never, because they have automated cleaning system. SO Government should increase the technology to keep the public toilet clean and hygienic.

  • #572879
    Even in the swanky airports, star hotels and such other places, staff has to be deployed to take care of the cleanliness despite having auto flushing systems etc. There is one more reason also that the users of star category facilities are generally conscience about the cleanliness aspects.
    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.


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