Policy Briefs & Reports

Rural Sanitation Factsheet: Dhenkanal, Odisha

Aastha Jain, Neha Agarwal, Anindita Mukherjee

Centre for Policy Research

December 15, 2020

In response to the national and state-level sanitation imperatives, Dhenkanal district, Odisha, is undertaking the ‘Dhenkanal Pilot Project for Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM)’ in partnership with the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department, Housing and Urban Development Department, UNICEF, and the Centre for Policy Research. The Project aims to enable access to safely managed sanitation in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal 6 through a novel district-wide approach to sanitation planning. To better understand the prevailing SLWM landscape in the district towards guiding interventions, the Project undertook a primary survey of 1000 households in the district. The present Data Brief discusses the key highlights from the survey and concludes with recommendations for the way forward.