WASH training in Odisha is too limited
Training for the lower levelAt the block level, engineers, officers and PRI members are trained on implementation, finance and monitoring for WASH.
At the district and lower levels, the quality and quantity of WASH training is wanting.
State level training opportunitiesAt the state level, only senior officials and engineers are provided with information on water supply schemes and sanitation programmes.
All the training recipients at lower levels – junior engineers, village leaders, motivators, block functionaries – felt training was sub-standard and sparse.
District PRI members get a 7-day course on budget management, planning and monitoring at SIRD.