Rural sanitation and hygiene strategy (2012 – 2022): Towards Nirmal Rajasthan

The Government of India (GoI) initiated its national flag ship programme on sanitation, the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in 1999. The TSC is a restructured version of the Central Rural Sanitation Programme (CRSP). In Rajasthan, the TSC was initially launched in 4 districts in 1999 and scaled up in all the 32 districts in 2004-05. Although significant progress has been made in terms of individual household toilet coverage in the state, usage by the population is still low at 12.9% (DLHS 2007-08). Access to toilets for schools and angawadies has seen a marked increased but rural solid and liquid waste management has seen little or no attention. In 2010, the GoR initiated the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in selected districts with the objective of scaling sustainable sanitation in the State. This document provides a strategy for rural sanitation in Rajasthan and builds on the experiences implementing TSC in the state.