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San-Sadhan Hackathon: Divyang Accessible Toilets

  • 23 Aug 2019
  • 3 min read

The government has invited applications for its latest initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission, called the ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon,

  • The initiative aims to ease lives of Divyangjan by making toilets smarter, more accessible, and easier to use.
  • It is being jointly Organized by :
  • The Objective of San-Sadhan Hackathon are:
    • Affordable, compact, flexible to use & design and scalability to suit variable area requirements.
    • Demands of different disabilities, geographies, age groups, genders and cultures have to be kept in mind.
    • Specifically, issues of wheelchair users, amputees, visually impaired and conditionally disabled (person with fracture, pregnant women, lactating mothers, elderlies etc.) need to be addressed.
  • The solution could be developed for any one of the following categories:
    • Rural Individual Use Toilet
    • Rural Community Use Toilet
    • Urban Individual Use Toilet
    • Urban Community Use Toilet
  • As per the 2011 census, 2.68 crore people in the country fall under the category of ‘Divyangs’.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

  • The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2014.
  • It aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rural areas and achieve an open-defecation free India by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Also aims to build 90 million rural toilets in the country.
  • Further, the mission will also help India meet the Sustainable Development Goal-6 (SDG 6), as established by the UN in 2015.

Other Initiatives Related to Divyangjan

Source: PIB

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