Guidelines for solid and liquid waste management in rural areas

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) directly impact human health and have far reaching consequences when ignored. India is one of the fastest developing economies, but when it comes to WASH indicators, it continues to lag behind. With a population of over 1.2 billion, there is a mounting and urgent need to address sanitation. Solid and Liquid Waste Management1 (SLWM) is one of the key components of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (G), launched with the objective of bringing improvement in cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life in rural areas. This document presents a basic, quick introduction to Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) in rural areas. The document is geared, particularly for district administrators to help focus on SLWM along with Open Defecation Free (ODF) activities.

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