Assessment of water and sanitation facilities of Raipur, Hingna in the district of Nagpur: a cross-sectional study

Anchlesh V. Tekam, Sushama S. Thakre, Subhash Thakre, Roshan U. Raut


Background: Drinking water supply and sanitation in India continue to be inadequate, despite longstanding attempts by the different levels of government and communities at improving coverage. The study was conducted to assess the water and sanitation facilities of Raipur, Hingna in the district of Nagpur.

Methods: A community‑based, cross‑sectional research was conducted among 521 households in Raipur (Hingna) from June to August 2018 by interviewing one member from each household using a predesigned and pretested questionnaire based on the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program Core questions on drinking water and sanitation for household surveys.

Results: A majority 284 (54.5%) of slum households have piped water into dwelling, 157 (30.1%) used public tap and 460 (88.3%) household used flush or flush pour latrine. Open field defaecation was not reported in this study.

Conclusions: The utilization of improved drinking water source was high. And piped water connection and improved sanitary toilet used was also high. The results coincide with the national and state figures.


Sanitation, Water, Drinking water supply

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