Draft Odisha Rural Sanitation Policy 2019

With the aim to improve sanitation facility in rural areas, the state government has drafted Rural Sanitation Policy to make every village ‘Swachh and Sustha’ (clean and healthy). The Panchyati Raj and Drinking Water Department has drafted the policy. The vision of the policy is to form Swachh and Sustha gram where all the rural habitats have access to improved sanitation, safe hygienic behaviour is the norm, recycling of solid and liquid waste is widely practiced, the environment is waste-free, clean and unpolluted leading to an enhanced quality of life with improved health, general well-being, and social equity fostering economic growth.