Published in: 2023
Mahakali Municipality is in Darchula District of Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal. It is divided into nine wards and covers an area of 135.11 sq. km. It is formed by merging the former headquarters of Darchula district i.e., Khalanga, ward 4 to 17 of Api Municipality and Dattu Village Development Committee (VDC). It lies in the lesser Himalaya region with an elevation of 900 m to 3,100 m above mean sea level (amsl) at 29.36° N to 29.45° N latitude and 80.24° E to 80.31° E longitude. A population of 21,231 is residing in the municipality with a growth rate of 1.6% per annum.
Mahakali Municipality was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on May 6, 2018. The coverage of improved sanitation facilities in the municipality is 97.61%. The households without improved sanitation facility opt for either open defecation or neighbour’s toilet.
Overall, the SFD graphic shows that 56% of the excreta generated are safely managed while 44% of the excreta generated are unsafely managed. The safely managed FS generated by 56% of population is temporary as the FS generated has not been emptied. With the current practice of Faecal Sludge Management (FSM), the proportion of safely managed FS will become unsafely managed once the containments start filling up since the emptied FS will end up untreated into the environment.
ENPHO (2023). SFD (level 2) Report - Mahakali Municipality, Nepal. ENPHO
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