Meet The One-Woman Army Whose Toilet Mission Changed Lives Of Kerala's Tribals

Beyond duty call.

The job of a forest officer is not only challenging but is also loaded with an endless number of demanding responsibilities. This includes looking after the management of forest range, keeping a watch over movement of poachers and wild animals, and traveling through the dense forest every day.

All this makes the life and work of a forest officer difficult. Well, somehow this complexity never stopped P G Sudha to do something different. She is posted as the beat officer in Kuttampuzha forest range in Ernakulam district of Kerala. 

Her toilet mission to make Kerala open defecation-free has changed the lives of tribals in the state. She's truly a one-woman army.

The no-fuss woman says, “I believe in being sincere about my work. There is so much open space available, so the people have never felt the need for a toilet.”  Also, people were not aware of the importance of using toilets until recent years." 

Here is the inspiring story of Sudha and what she has done for tribals.

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