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Author(s): CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE
Published in: 2021
Pages: 13
Publisher: CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE


SFD Lite Report Dinajpur Municipality Bangladesh

Dinajpur, a city of north-western Bangladesh and the district headquarter of Dinajpur district is situated in Rangpur Division, Bangladesh. It is located 413 km Northwest of Dhaka. It is bounded by Punarbhaba River on the west. Dinajpur is historically and culturally a very important city in North Bengal. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared Municipality in 1869. Dinajpur is one of the 53 district-level Municipality in the country.

According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Dinajpur population was 186,727. The present population growth rate in Dinajpur is 1.5% per year. Considering 10% floating population, such as farmers and traders, comes to the city every day, the present (2021) population is estimated to be around 234,852.

The outcome of the SFD graphic shows that only twenty-three percent (23%) of the excreta flow is classified as safely managed, and the remaining seventy-seven (77%) percent is classified as unsafely managed. The unsafely managed excreta originate from wastewater not delivered to treatment (6%), Faecal Sludge (FS) emptied but not delivered to treatment (67%), FS not contained - not emptied (3%) and 1% of supernatant not delivered to treatment. The safely managed excreta originate from FS contained - not emptied (23%).