Welcome to District Water & Sanitations Committee, Buxar

pro_logoImproved portable water supply and sanitation facilities and services are critical to enhance public health and improve human development outcomes, more so for rural households. Though the State of Bihar has recorded an impressive performance in providing safe drinking water to its rural households, further improvements are required in terms of quantity, quality, equity and sustainability. Further, there is great need for improved sanitation, especially for people living in rural areas. To address these issues in a coherent, concerted and urgent manner, new initiatives have to be taken in a mission mode. New sustainable Water Supply & Sanitation schemes have to be executed in time-bound manner along with effective operation and maintenance. Community participation is also necessary in all stages starting from planning and execution to operation and maintenance of such schemes. For this, emphasis needs to be placed on systematically: promoting wide-ranging stakeholder partnerships and ensuring convergence in stakeholder priorities and actions; planning and implementing high quality capacity building and information, education and communication (IEC) efforts, particularly efforts geared towards improved community awareness and substantive community participation in all stages; robust monitoring, evaluation and learning arrangements; and, identifying and disseminating technology options appropriate to local realities. The BSWSM shall have the overall goal to improve the quality of life of rural citizens by enhancing access to improved and sustainable water supply and sanitation facilities and services in rural areas. It will act as an autonomous body to implement, coordinate and monitor implementation of activities/ projects relating to rural water supply, sanitation, solid & liquid waste management and hygiene

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District at a Glance

is a city in the state of Bihar in the eastern part of India bordering eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Buxar District. The word Buxar is said to have been derived from Vyaghrasar. The tiger face of Rishi Vedshira, an outcome of the curse of the sage Rishi Durvasa, was restored after bathing in a holy tank which was later named as Vyaghraar.

The present district of Buxar consists of areas under Buxar Sadar and Dumraon Sub-Division of the old Bhojpur district and came in existence in the year 1991. Buxar town is the headquarters of the district and also its principal town. The district is bounded on the north by Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), on the south by Rohtas district, on the west by Ghazipur and Ballia districts of U.P. and on the east by Bhojpur district.

The town Buxar is located on the bank of river Ganga. A road bridge over the Ganga connects Buxar with Ballia Districtin the neighboring U.P. state. The town is also connected to the state capital Patna by rail and road routes. The Buxar railway station is a major station. Many major trains pass through the station due to its strategic location. The spoken language is Bhojpuri, written in Devanagari script. Substantial proportion of trade activities are with well connected towns and cities in Uttar Pradesh such as Varanasi, Ballia and Ghazipur.

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