Project Sammaan is innovating and implementing in three key areas: Hardware, Operations and Maintenance and Behavioral Encouragement. Alongside implementation, members of the team are also conducting in-depth research to identify the impact of behavioral interventions and to document the process learnings from all aspects of the project.
The project is being piloted in urban slums in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, in Odisha, India. Under this Project, 26 community toilet facilities are being built in Bhubaneswar, while 32 community toilet facilities are being built in Cuttack.
With funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Project Sammaan is an ambitious collaborative project aimed at understanding and tackling one of the developing world’s leading problems – eradicating open defecation in urban settings.