Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Dhenkanal District: Situation Assessment Report
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 and guide interventions, the Project undertook a desk review of the Dhenkanal district followed by a primary data collection through a survey of 1000 households and interviews with over 30 key stakeholders at the GP-level during August-September 2020. The present Report discusses the district profile in detail in addition to the analysis of sanitation-related secondary data. It compiles the key findings from the primary survey, enlisting not only existing infrastructure but also perception of people around various elements of the sanitation value chain and concludes with recommendations for the way forward.