Banega Swachchha India in Varanasi and Other Districts
Progressive Foundation has done several works on hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness. The most significant work was making 100 villages, in Varanasi, Etawah and Kannauj ODF (Open Defecation Free). We have assisted Dettol and DainikJagaran to run this drive (Banega Swachchha India) in the three districts. We worked with PRI members, mothers, frontline health workers and faith leaders to sensitize and train them, and make the population aware about building and using toilets. As implementation partner for executing strategies set by Dettol and Jagaran, we were able to make 25 villages ODF and many more are likely to be ODF. Progressive Foundation assisted the PM’s team in renovating Ghats of River Ganga in Varanasi and installed drinking water system at Jayapur village in Varanasi.