Chandigarh, September 15:- The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh launched “Community training of Sanitation workers” programme for the attendants of toilet blocks, provided and maintained by the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh throughout the city.

Following the directions of Sh. K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has organized first capacity building workshop to sensitize the sanitation workers (attendants of toilet blocks) of market areas, green belts, slums & colonies and community toilets. Near about 100 sanitation workers (attendants) from different toilet blocks attended the workshop. Engineers of Public Health wing, MCC sensitized the attendants how to handle the public as well as community toilets and keep the inner and outer areas clean.

While sharing idea behind these workshops, Sh. Yadav said that to build capacity in sanitation workers for maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation technologies in the public and community toilets throughout the city, MCC decided to organize these workshops. He said that in order to tackle poor sanitation, we need to ensure that sanitation workers are trained in the knowledge, including the cleaning and maintenance, eco-sanitation and waste management.

The Commissioner further said that the MCC aimed to build capacity develop the skills needed to achieve the ‘Clean City Mission’. He said that this programme will cater to the capacity-building needs of people working at different levels in the sanitation value chain, from middle management of MCC officials to the field level sanitation workers, working in the public as well as community toilets.