TRICHY: The importance of maintaining toilets and providing more urinals in public places to prevent pollution in the transit hubs were some of the points stressed by participants at an event held to commemorate World Toilet Day, here on Saturday.

While Trichy Corporation introduced QR code-based feedback system in public toilets, the City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), an NGO conducted an interaction event to create a solution for improving urban sanitation.

At a programme organised by the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support (TNUSSP), Dr M A Aleem, a member of the Trichy district welfare fund committee said that lessons on sanitation must be introduced in all schools.

“Open urination is thriving. To create awareness and ownership attitude among students at a very young age, we must include sanitation and hygiene lessons in schools,” he said.

Discussions on pollution caused by the poor design of septic tanks to ground and water and the role of citizens in restoring safe sanitization were held. Although Trichy has more than 400 public toilets, one of the highest in the state, partcipants stressed for a similar focus on urinals.

Meanwhile, corporation installed QR-code enabled feedback system in the toilets.

Based on the feedback, the maintenance will be improved. Since Trichy lost significant marks in the national cleanliness survey Swachh Survekshan 2022 in the toilet maintenance category, the civic body is improving the public toilet infrastructure.