Author(s): Rohilla, S.K., Luthra, B., Padhi, S.K., Varadharajan, A.
Published in: 2017
Publisher: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, India
SFD Report - Bodhgaya, India SFD Promotion Initiative
Bodhgaya is a small town, located in the Gaya district of Bihar. A population size of 51,900 was considered for the preparation of the SFD. There is no treatment facility available for sewage and faecal sludge generated in the town. 51% of the population of Bodhgaya depends on Onsite Sanitation Systems. The FS collected by the vacuum tankers is discharged into open fields . As there is no treatment facility in Bodhgaya and since the groundwater table is high, also, the FS collected from households is indiscriminately discharged into the environment. Hence, excreta of 100% population are unsafely managed, this includes the 49% population which defecates in open.