Having fixed a target of constructing 1,524 community sanitary complexes (CSCs) across all its 20 Blocks, the district administration of Samastipur in Bihar is making certain that no one is left behind without access to sanitation.
Of these 1,524, as many as 53 CSCs have been completed, according to District Coordinator, District Water and Sanitation Committee-Samastipur, Mr. Dayanand Prasad. The balance will be completed by end September 2020, he said.
All the CSCs will be located either in habitations belonging to SC or Backward communities or in public spaces such as the market, temple etc.
The following table lists the number of CSCs planned for each of the Blocks:
|Sl.No.||Name of Block||Number of GPs||Number of CSCs|
The free-for-use CSCs cost about Rs. 2 lakhs to construct. They will be maintained by the committee appointed by the users, the District Coordinator informed.
Running water and electricity will be provided in all CSCs built using the twin pit model. Further, given that a 500-litre tank is being constructed for every CSC, there will be adequate water. Each CSC will have two units – one for men and one for women, each having 2 toilets and 2 urinals with a washbasin outside.
The DC assured that all safety precautions such as masks and sanitizers as well as social distancing are being practised to curb the spread of COVID-19. Further, IEC is being used to sensitize the entire community about protection measures to keep them safe.