For the previous few years, governments have been offloading their obligations to the public. The first fundamental instance changed into making company social responsibility (CSR) obligatory. Most businesses were doing their bit voluntarily; however, mandating such activities makes it an irrational imposition. Another example under the guise of humanitarian assistance is forcing private hospitals to offer treatment to accident victims without a) compensating the prices and b) keeping off police harassment. This is the job of the police and government-owned ambulance offerings and hospitals. These are dangerous tendencies. We pay taxes to the governments to offer free services. Instead, the governments at all levels are ‘outsourcing’ without compensating the providers. Now, this trend has come down with the aid of the LSG stage. I disapprove of the Pune Municipal Corporation’s flow. The pumps’ toilets are non-public belongings. Will the PMC next ask hotels and later even residence owners to make their bathrooms to the public?
DVR Rao Lack of hygiene-friendly infrastructure
The root motive of the issue is that our town does no longer has a hygiene-pleasant infrastructure. The metropolis’ improvement plan has over 800 reserved plots that are lying vacant, lots of them encroached on and used for garbage dumping. There are hundreds of public institutions in the city, civic centers, public faculties, and government workplaces wherein the lavatories are in most unhygienic conditions. So before the municipal employer attempts to drop off its obligations directly to the few hundred petrol pump proprietors, they have first to do the following –
– All PMC and authorities’ homes have to revamp their toilet infrastructure and open their facilities to the public.
– All amenity areas must be constructed with lavatory centers. All the amenity spaces in Pune, which includes facilities like gardens, playgrounds, and network centers, need to be constructed with bathrooms with outdoor forums mentioning ‘Toilets for Public Use.’
– The laborers operating in production websites and staying in makeshift labor camps are the worst affected as builders don’t provide them any restroom facilities. Such laborers also reduce bushes as they do not now have cooking gasoline. Such sites should be first inspected, and work has to be stopped until the builder presents toilets and clean cooking fuel to the laborers.
– Under the Pune Smart City project, many amenity areas are being developed. Toilets ought to be constructed at those places using the latest generation, and innovations like solar panels and water-much fewer urinals need to be followed. Most importantly, all public bathrooms must be maintained with proper organizations’ aid with each day’s cleaning and inspection by way of the PMC’s fitness department.
After taking strong measures, the PMC should consider commercial malls, lodges, institutions, and petrol pumps to make their toilet centers open to the public.
In conclusion, the trouble can’t be solved in isolation. The onus is on the elected representatives and the municipal authorities to recognize the hygiene and sanitation issue as a critical problem and take strategic decisions and force them to make such orders. The Indian toilet project needs to be absolutely aligned with the United Nations easy bathroom program. Though given lots of importance utilizing the government and neighborhood self-government institutions, public fitness and hygiene have to be handled holistically. It has become a style to inaugurate the easy bathroom blocks via the elected representatives and people operating within the social quarter.
I even have visible that the genuine and passionate choice to facilitate an exchange in constructing an amazing public lavatory infrastructure lacks in the society. The public representatives need to suppose distinctive and act in consonance with the international cleanliness and hygiene norms as said by the United Nations. If we appearance deeper into the difficulty, rural Maharashtra is performing better in terms of building public toilet infrastructure and open defecation prevention program, at the same time as the urban areas have become omitted because of the alleged lack of will utilizing the metropolis fathers to suppose inside the pursuits of the residents which exhibits their narrow-mindedness and whole lack of vision for the city.
Crores of rupees are being accrued as taxes. However, a visionary method for a clean India by creating high exceptional public restroom assets is alas missing. We are intently working with several international public health agencies in bringing about cleanliness reforms in the united states of America. Opening public toilets at petrol pumps for the general populace is a good pass, but what’s more important is for the PMC to do its activity professionally, which it isn’t always doing. First, enhance, improve and expand your very own PMC bathroom infrastructure and then teach the petrol pump proprietors.
Dr. Anwar Shaikh
Need huge-format, clever public lavatories
The range of public lavatories in the town could be minimal compared to the rising population, suggesting no signs of going down inside it. The bathroom blocks are built at locations in which public toilets had been functioning for decades together. The need of the hour is to look for the creation of massive-layout smart public lavatories in reserved plots for public facilities. It is seen that the significant public areas are utilized for parking, gardens, concrete waste control treatment plants, water remedy centers, and for different utilities, except construction of public toilets. Large public lavatories will resolve health and hygiene trouble and supply a new improvement to the metropolis environment.
A separate public lavatory branch can be a terrific corpus and must be started with the aid of the civic body for the residents of Pune. The health department ought to undertake the first- practices in the area and learn from the corporate and industry how to assemble and keep world-class public toilets. Every person has the right to get entry to and now not for the privileged who pay and use them.
Petrol pump proprietors need to open lavatories to the public. Pune is under a lot of stress as the prevailing public bathroom facilities can’t address the residents’ demands within the metropolis. The petrol pump owners had been escaping the PMC eye for a long time as they may be responsibility-bound to open the toilets to the residents. They are paid via the oil organizations for preserving the entire infrastructure at the pump for the give up users. However, these pump proprietors smartly allow the utilization best for themselves and their staffers and most of their close pals. The well-known public does no longer realize the facilities on the petrol pump. The pump owners are also adept in misinforming the people, and for this reason, the PMC decision is in the citizens’ more extensive interests. If any petrol pump proprietor fails to allow get admission to the bathroom, then he has to be added below the ambit of penal and crook movement as the bathroom is a public asset and not a personal entity.