Author(s): CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE
Published in: 2022
Publisher: CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE
SFD Lite Report - Magura Municipality, Bangladesh
Magura municipality, the district headquarter of Magura district is situated in Khulna Division, Bangladesh. It is located 146 km from the capital Dhaka. It is bounded by the Nabaganga River and it is well connected with road and water. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared Municipality in 1972. It is one of the 53 district-level municipalites in the country.
According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Magura population was 98,355. The present population growth rate in Magura is 1.5% per year. Considering 10% floating population, such as farmers and traders, comes to the city every day, the present (2020) population is estimated to be around 123,704.
The outcome of the SFD graphic shows that only seventeen percent (17%) of the excreta flow is clas-sified as safely managed, and the remaining eighty-three (83%) percent is classified as unsafely managed. The unsafely managed excreta originate from wastewater not delivered to treatment (2%), Faecal Sludge (FS) emptied but not delivered to treatment (72%), FS not contained - not emp-tied (7%) and 2% of supernatant not delivered to treatment. The safely managed excreta originate from FS contained - not emptied (17%).