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School children clean one of the many household latrines in Madhopur village. Most of the households in Madhopur village boast their own deep-pan toilet. This deep pan requires less water per flush and therefor avoids saturating the leeching pit, giving the latrine a longer life and avoiding contamination. ..UNICEF and the Uttar Pradesh Government, have identified 100 model Gram Panchayats (local-level village administration) in Varanasi District (out of a total of 702). The promotion of good sanitation and hygiene practices in these Gram Panchayats allows them to serve as examples for the remaining areas of the district to emulate. The promotion of hygiene and sanitation includes the construction and painting of school toilet blocks, the construction of individual toilets in households, the digging of garbage pits, recycling waste water and encouraging personal hygiene awareness. ..Only 32 percent of those living in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state, have access to a toilet. Uttar Pradesh faces many challenges in it's efforts to address this deficiency. UNICEF supports the Uttar Pradesh government's sanitation and hygiene project at both the state and district levels. UNICEF is working to increase the capacity of all of those involved in the sanitation and hygiene project from state-level administrators through to Panchayati Raj (local-level administration) officers and influential individuals, including teachers, who live among rural communities. UNICEF has prioritised the need to communicate the importance of good sanitation and hygiene practice to these communities. The Uttar Pradesh government and UNICEF have focussed their campaign on eight districts (including Varanasi) with the intention that these serve as models for the remaining 62 districts of the state. UNICEF have identified areas of shortcoming within the government program and proposed solutions. These solutions include the proper training of masons, the provision of rural pans (toilet bowls which
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School children clean one of the many household latrines in Madhopur village. Most of the households in Madhopur village boast their own deep-pan toilet. This deep pan requires less water per flush and therefor avoids saturating the leeching pit, giving the latrine a longer life and avoiding contamination. ..UNICEF and the Uttar Pradesh Government, have identified 100 model Gram Panchayats (local-level village administration) in Varanasi District (out of a total of 702). The promotion of good sanitation and hygiene practices in these Gram Panchayats allows them to serve as examples for the remaining areas of the district to emulate. The promotion of hygiene and sanitation includes the construction and painting of school toilet blocks, the construction of individual toilets in households, the digging of garbage pits, recycling waste water and encouraging personal hygiene awareness. ..Only 32 percent of those living in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state, have access to a toilet. Uttar Pradesh faces many challenges in it's efforts to address this deficiency. UNICEF supports the Uttar Pradesh government's sanitation and hygiene project at both the state and district levels. UNICEF is working to increase the capacity of all of those involved in the sanitation and hygiene project from state-level administrators through to Panchayati Raj (local-level administration) officers and influential individuals, including teachers, who live among rural communities. UNICEF has prioritised the need to communicate the importance of good sanitation and hygiene practice to these communities. The Uttar Pradesh government and UNICEF have focussed their campaign on eight districts (including Varanasi) with the intention that these serve as models for the remaining 62 districts of the state. UNICEF have identified areas of shortcoming within the government program and proposed solutions. These solutions include the proper training of masons, the provision of rural pans (toilet bowls which