International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Study Papers | Water Resource Engineering | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024

Sustainable School WASH Plan for Mayurbhanj District, Odisha, India

Ranjan Kumar Mallick | Ganesh Parida

Abstract: This paper aims to report on Sustainable School WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) Plan for Mayurbhanj District, Odisha. Children have a right to basic facilities such as toilets, safe drinking water, clean surroundings and basic information on health and hygiene. Mayurbhanj district is a land-locked district with a total geographical area of 10,418 Sq.Km. and situated in the Northern boundary of the state with district Head quarters at Baripada. The objective of district school WASH plan is to ensure improvement of health and education of school children through better hygiene behavior in a healthy school environment. A combination of various research techniques was adopted in the present study. The methodology chosen followed a two-pronged strategy, including quantitative and qualitative approach. In nutshell, to know the true picture on the status of WASH in schools and its constraints, strategy for implementation of plan, it is critical for state government, departmental officers, researchers, Policy makers and partners to develop and institutionalize a robust monitoring system for proper WASH plan at the school. Timely feedback can help in planning new interventions and taking decisions on investment, scaling up, manpower planning and also policy. Adequate and timely information on WASH in schools would also generate evidence for lobby and advocacy.

Keywords: School WASH Plan, Sustainability, Participation, Children, Stakeholders

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 1348 - 1357

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