Sanitation and Health
Unclean water and poor sanitation exposes billion of men, women and children to a plethora of diseases that debilitate them and greatly reduce their productivity. These diseases even hasten the death of those with compromised immune systems such as small children, the malnourished and HIV/AIDS patients.
Rajasthan has traditionally done poorly on sanitation because of water scarcity, low literacy and difficult terrain.
The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach it adopted focused on improving sanitation by addressing the root cause of open defecation — the attitudes and behaviour of people.
LSS is undertaking its signature program called project SAMMAN to end open defecation and help in making villages open defecation free (ODF).
Till now project SAMMAN has resulted in construction of 75 toilets in 4 villages in Jaipur district and still counting on.