Vision and Goal, O d i s h a U r b a n S a n i t a t i o n S t r a t e g y

All cities and towns in Odisha become totally clean, sanitized, healthy, liveable, ensuring and sustaining good public health and environmental outcomes for all citizens, with a special focus on hygienic and affordable sanitation for the urban poor and women; in line with the National Urban Sanitation Policy.
The overall goal of this strategy is to transform urban Odisha into community-driven, totally sanitized (safe), healthy and liveable cities/towns that are managed by ULBs with citizen and stakeholder participation. The specific goals are:
a. Increasing Awareness and Instilling Sustained Behaviour Change
i. Generating increased awareness about sanitation and its linkages with public and environmental health amongst communities and institutions;
ii. Promoting mechanisms to bring about and sustain behavioural changes aimed at adoption of healthy sanitation practices;
b. Achieving Open Defecation Free Cities
i. Move towards a situation where all urban dwellers have access to and use safe and hygienic sanitation facilities and arrangements so that no one defecates in the open. In order to achieve this goal, the following activities shall be undertaken:
1. Promoting access to households with safe sanitation facilities (including proper disposal arrangements);
2. Promoting community-planned and managed toilets wherever necessary, for groups of households who have constraints of space, tenure or economic constraints in gaining access to individual facilities;
3. Adequate availability and 100% upkeep and management of Public Sanitation facilities, for floating population and community toilets for urban poor in all urban areas, to rid urban centres of open defecation and environmental hazards;
c. Enabling Integrated City-wide Sanitation
i. Re-Orienting Institutions and Mainstreaming Sanitation
1. Mainstream thinking, planning and implementing measures related to sanitation in all sectors and departmental domains as a cross-cutting issue, especially all urban management endeavours;
2. Strengthening state, city and local institutions (public, private and community) to accord priority to sanitation provision, including planning, implementation and O&M management;
3. Extending access to proper sanitation facilities for poor communities and other un-served settlements;
d. Ensuring 100% Sanitary, Safe Treatment and Disposal
i. 100 % of human excreta and liquid wastes from all sanitation facilities including toilets must be safely treated and disposed of. In order to achieve this goal, the following activities shall be undertaken:
1. Promoting/encouraging safe and properly constructed on site sanitation arrangements, wherever cost efficient and sustainable;
2. In case of network-based sewerage systems, adequate connectivity of households and demonstrated financial viability for O&M would be required to ensure sustainability and proper functioning of the system;
3. Promoting proper disposal and treatment of sludge from on-site installations (septic tanks, pit latrines, etc.);
4. Ensuring that all the human wastes are collected safely, confined and disposed of after treatment so as not to cause any hazard to public health or the environment;
5. Promoting recycle and reuse of treated waste water for non-potable applications wherever possible.
e. Proper Operation & Maintenance of all Sanitary Installations
i. Promoting proper usage, regular upkeep and maintenance of household, community and public sanitation facilities;-sewage/septage treatment facilities
ii. Strengthening ULBs to provide or cause to provide, sustainable sanitation services delivery.