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Author(s): CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE
Published in: 2022
Pages: 13
Publisher: CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE


SFD Lite Report - Rajbari Municipality, Bangladesh

Rajbari municipality, the district headquarter of Rajbari district is situated in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh. It is located 110 km from the capital Dhaka. It is beside the Padma River, and it is well connected with road and water. Rajbari Municipality was established in 1913 and was recognized as Town Committee. Later in 1923, it was renamed as Rajbari Municipality. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared a municipality in 1913. Rajbari is one of the 53 district-level municipalities in the country.

According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Rajbari municipality was 56,313. The urban population growth in Bangladesh is 0.85% 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 66,847.

The outcome of the SFD graphic shows that only nineteen percent (19%) of the excreta flow is classi-fied as safely managed, and the remaining eighty-one (81%) percent is classified as unsafely managed. The unsafely managed excreta originate from wastewater not delivered to treatment (1%), Faecal Sludge (FS) emptied but not delivered to treatment (75%), FS not contained - not emptied (5%) and 1% of supernatant not delivered to treatment. The safely managed excreta originate from FS contained - not emptied (19%).