JONAI, Aug 24 - In order to sensitize rural people on sanitation and hygiene issues under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department in Dhemaji district is producing a short film in the Mising dialect.
Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner RA Korati, who ceremonially launched the shooting of the film at Bahir Jonai village under Jonai block recently, said that the Government is building sanitary toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) to ensure the health of all rural people. She expressed the hope that the film, to be produced in the Mising dialect, would sensitize villagers from the community about the importance of sanitary toilets and other hygienic practices.
The DC, who is also the chairman of the District Water & Sanitation Committee, urged the rural people to give up open defecation and adopt sanitary rules for safe and healthy livelihood.
Earlier, stating the objectives of the meeting, the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) District Consultant, Bedajyoti Saikia said that the production of the short film has been assigned to a Jorhat-based NGO called Indigenous Culture and Rural Development (ICARD). He said that the implementing agency (PHE) would use the film as folk media to mobilise the people on Swachh Bharat Mission schemes.
Jonai SDO (Civil) Jadav Pegu, in his address, called upon the local villagers to make use of sanitary toilets to get rid of infectious diseases. Informing that the Government grants Rs 12,000 to every family for the construction of a toilet under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), the SDO urged the people to avail of the scheme.
Jonai Assistant Commissioner Jyoti Das, Circle Officer M Payeng, TMPK president Naresh Kumbang, ICARD media manager Puspalata Mili and PHE officials also spoke in favour of the use of sanitary toilets.