Final Outcome - Massive creation of durable assets (Toilet construction)
An Approach to Redefine Rural Livelihood Mission March 2015 To Achieve ODF Nadia

The Sabar Souchagar model succeeded in creating a record number of durable assets ( in the form of IHHL construction) within a short period of one year. From it’s launch on 2nd October, 2013 till 30th October, 2014., the final figure stood on 1,00,32.




  • Collective behaviaral change started happening
  • Women & Children as Change Agents
  • Women empowerment
  • Impact in improved health
  • Human Chain

Enabling latrine access in a record time:

  • Succeeded in enabling 3 lakh 22 thousand IHHL within 18 months
  • Enabled access to latrine for around 1.8 million people and once completed, by March, 2015 will enable access to around 2 million people who where practicing Open Defecation

Livelihood and empowerment of women:

  • Strategically involved women : in over all planning and execution of project
  • The women as executors ensured - greater participation of the community and overall sensitization and involvement of the women in movement
  • They became game changers
  • They also earned substantial skill as local manufacturing units - livelihood empowerment

An innovative model of resource optimization:

  • Demonstrated that the pooling of already available resource under the sectoral schemes could actually become a model project in tackling one of the biggest problems faced by modern India
  • successful in synergising resources available under various heads
  • It ensured that such an initiative could be sustained without any special financial allocation

Quantum jump in health indices of the district:

  • The significant impact of reduction in open defection and improved hygiene
  • Overall positive surge in all health and public health related indices of the district, in 2013-2014 in comparison with 2012-2013
  Diarrhoeal Diseases Diarrhoeal Death Severely malnourished( under 5) Moderately malnourished ( under 5)
2012-2013 10,4467 28 1,195 81,664
2013-2014 9,6185 19 675 60,652