India’s urbanization is on the rise, but the country is predominantly rural with 833 million (~70%) residing in villages. Odisha, with a rural population share of 83%, reported toilet access among rural households to be merely 14% in 2011. Since 2014, under SBM-G, the state has built 6.6 million rural toilets and all the 30 districts had declared themselves ODF. To further leverage these gains made by
the State, the Chief Minister outlined a vision of a ‘Swachha Odisha, Sustha Odisha’ in 2018. In this context and in line with the imperatives of both the SBM-G Phase II and Odisha’s Rural Sanitation Policy, the district of Angul is undertaking an endeavour to attain district-wide safely managed sanitation. The report evaluates the existing sanitation situation in the rural areas of Angul district to understand the prevailing gaps towards achieving safely managed sanitation that the endeavour must seek to address. The assessment also seeks to analyse the scope of utilizing the operational wastewater treatment facilities (FSTPs/STPs) in the urban areas and industrial townships of the district to cater to the rural need.