A Swachhata Pioneer, Dr Mapuskar’s Legacy Lies In Bringing Sustainable Sanitation In Maharashtra’s Dehu

New Delhi: Dr. Suhas Vithal Mapuskar was a true sanitation pioneer and he worked actively on native technology and community-based solutions to lead the country towards a clean revolution. The achievements of his life have been greatly extraordinary and as part of the NDTV Dettol Banega Swachh India Campaign, we salute his selfless dedication towards the cause. Dr. S.V Mapuskar was that person to bring about a change with his efforts and he made a connection between health and poor sanitation way back in 1959.

A government doctor appointed in Dehu primary health centre in 1959, he was not just interested in curing diseases but also in preventing them. He noticed that it was due to unhygienic conditions and poor sanitation, that most patients faced health ailments. Read more

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