The Changing Concept of Sanitation Management in Kumbh Mela and Further ChallengesJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
Authors : Ashok Kumar Kanaujiya; Vineet Tiwari;
Page : 751-758
Keywords : Kumbh Mela; Mass gathering; Sanitation management;
Purpose of Review: The Kumbh Mela is considered to be one of the largest and magnificent religious gatherings on Earth. The expectation of pilgrims have enhanced regarding sanitation management and due to evolvement of new pandemic like COVID - 19 it became pertinent to focus more and very minutely during organization of Kumbh Mela. This paper emphasis on the comparative study of sanitation management during Kumbh Mela 2019 and earlier Kumbh Melas. It also focuses on Government?s efforts to effectively implement the strategies of sanitation management with innovative approaches. It also aims to identify the shortcomings which are very important and suggestions will be provided to be helpful for next Kumbh Mela. Recent findings: The role of sanitation management has been increased enormously and the number of people participating Kumbh Mela are increasing. The great challenge is to clean the area after completion of Kumbh Mela and prevent the spreading of the infectious disease and effective disposal of garbage and sludge. Summary: Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious gathering at the banks of India?s river. The large number of pilgrims assemble and has the potential of creating large amount of garbage and sludge. This could affect the sanitation system of city and may spread the epidemic diseases and also overwhelm the healthcare system.
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