Community Sanitary Complex
Community Sanitary Complexes comprising an appropriate number of toilet seats, bathing
cubicles, washing platforms, Wash basins etc, can be set up in a place in the village acceptable and
accessible to all. Ordinarily such Complexes shall be constructed only when there is lack of space in
the village for construction of household toilets and the Community/GP owns up the responsibility
of their operation and maintenance and gives a specific demand for the same. Such Complexes can
be made at Public places, markets, bus stands etc., where large scale congregation of people takes
The maintenance of such Complexes is very essential for which Gram Panchayat should own the
ultimate responsibility and the Operation and Maintenance should be assured. User families, in case
of complexes specifically meant for households, may be asked to contribute a reasonable monthly
user charge for cleaning & maintenance. For complexes in places of community congregation, pay
and use model may be encouraged. The proposal for putting up CSC will be approved by the State
level Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC). Suitable Operation and Maintenance and Monitoring
guidelines may be issued by the State to ensure proper maintenance of the complex.
The Ministry has issued a Handbook on Establishment and Management of Community Sanitary
Complexes in Rural Areas. The same may be referred for establishing such complexes in rural areas.
The book can be downloaded from the website of the Ministryhttp://
The maximum support per unit prescribed for a Community Sanitary Complex is Rs.2 lakh.
Sharing pattern amongst Central Government, State Government and the Community shall be in the
ratio of 60:30:10. The Community contribution, however, can be made by the Panchayat out of its
own resources, from grants of the Finance Commission, from any other fund of the State duly
permitted by it, or from any other source as obtained from the State, District or GP. For, funding the
CSCs/public toilets, states may also source additional funds from CSR/CSO/NGO for raising the cost of individual complexes. The mode may be Public Private Partnership (PPP)/VGF which should cater
to the need of operation and maintenance of the facilities. Water supply to these CSCs will have to
be assured under the NRDWP before a CSC is sanctioned.