Project Nirmal

Appropriate & sustainable sanitation in urban Odisha

At the outset of poor sanitation facilities in semi-urban cities in the state of Odisha, Project Nirmal will support two fast growing urban hubs like Dhenkanal and Angul municipalities in a pilot intervention for appropriate & sustainable sanitation service.

The project is intended to demonstrate the feasibility of city wide low cost decentralized sanitation system for small and medium cities/towns, strongly incorporating Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) techniques for on-site sanitation systems.

In order to create a model framework, Practical Action, Bhubaneswar and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, will jointly implement the “Project Nirmal” in two towns - Dhenkanal and Angul - on a pilot basis in close consultation/coordination with the Housing and Urban Development Department, the Government of Odisha and the urban local governments of both the towns.

This project has a broad objective to create an ecosystem of improved water and sanitation usage in two proposed urban local bodies, Dhenkanal and Angul, where the target will be to have improved water and sanitation services and successful management of faecal sludge in the municipality. This is being implemented with support from BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) and Arghyam Trust. 

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