Feedback Foundation is conducting a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Programme to make 23 villages in Keonjhar and Sundergarh mining districts of Odisha, Open Defecation Free (ODF). The project is supported by Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd. (OMC). The project was stalled last year due to Covid -19 lockdown and has been resumed from June 2021.
Survey have been conducted in all the project villages to gauge the current sanitation status. Based on the findings of the survey, villages are being triggered and regular follow-ups are being conducted. One such triggering meeting was conducted on 19th July 2021 at Panganal village of Tangiriapal Gram Panchayat in the presence of ward member, Anganwadi worker, Asha worker, students, youth and SHG members. Triggering tools like ‘dignity of women’ and ‘defecation mapping’ were used by the facilitator, following which the participants decided to make their village ODF by 18th Aug, 2021. At the end, everyone took oath to stop open defecation and nigrani committee was formed for conducting follow up from next morning