State of Knowledge Report on Twin Leach Pit Toilets

SLH Rapid Action Learning Papers
September 2017

With the ambitious target of achieving universal sanitation coverage by 2019, Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM G) has been putting forward a concentrated effort and several States have achieved open defecation free (ODF) status. However, partial usage of latrines and persistent patterns of open defecation particularly among men are a growing concern.

The government promoted twin leach pit toilets tend to be perceived as low quality, temporary and undesirable options that do not motivate use. This paper seeks to list some of the barriers and enablers of twin leach pit toilet and presents recommendations for accelerating the implementation efforts of SBM-G.

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PublisherInstitute of Development Studies
RegionSouth Asia

Rao, V. (2017) ‘State of Knowledge Report on Twin Leach Pit Toilets’, Rapid Topic Review, Brighton: IDS


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