Augmenting the Liquid Waste Management Skills of Rural Shg Women of Madurai District Through Eco-Wash Literacy

K. Suganya K. Suganya
2017 International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research  
Wastewater and solid waste generated due to over population, industrialization and urbanization during these days poses serious environmental pollution problems and improper management of these wastes, in turn threatens the human's health. A study was undertaken to impart awareness on scope of water and its demand and problems oriented to the improper management of liquid waste and also to improve the knowledge of the rural women population of selected three blocks views, Thirupurrenkundram,
more » ... rupurrenkundram, Alanganallur and Madurai East block of Madurai district. Based on the questionnaire survey, it has been found that the nearly 50% of the women are unaware of the risks of improper disposal of wastes and diseases spread, due to improper hygiene before the awareness was given. Later, after this study, it has been found that the Eco-WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) literacy level of the targeted rural SHG women of the selected 15 villages have raised to 80%.
doi:10.24247/ijasraug201745 fatcat:i7nsp2jpkrflzlstwqzj37avea