Converging sanitation and hygiene under NRHM

  • Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is presently implemented in 350 districts, and is proposed to cover all districts in 10th Plan.
  • Components of TSC include IEC activities, rural sanitary marts, individual household toilets, women sanitary complex, and School Sanitation Programme.
  • Similar to the DHM, the TSC Institutions is also implemented through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).
  • The District Health Mission would therefore guide activities of sanitation at district level, and promote joint IEC for public health, sanitation and hygiene, through Village Health & Sanitation Committee, and promote household toilets and School Sanitation Programme. ASHA would be incentivised for promoting household toilets by the Mission.