Rohan Sudhakar Katepallewar

200 Chhattisgarh_Kabirdham_Rohan

Placed at:   Kawardha (Kabeerdham), Chhattisgarh

Education: B.E. (Instrumentation)

Prior work experience:

  • System Engineer, Emerson Process Management

One key work during fellowship

  • Entire district is suffering with higher IMR, Malnutrition and poor health indicators. Initially, we planned to improve reach of health services through Mobile Medical Units, health camps etc. However, we wanted to target structural causes for reducing the health issues. Open defecation was one of such causes.

What was done:

  • With the rising emphasis on toilet construction to produce open defecation free villages through Swach Bharat Mission, I invested my energy to improve water and sanitation sector of this district. We planned steps to sensitize people, to help them build toilets and to ensure use of toilets regularly. We are also taking help of Community Led Total Sanitation technique in the entire district to go to the root of the problem.


  • Currently, we have completed construction of around 6000 toilets. We have produced 25 odd ODF villages. We are now targeting Nagar Panchayats also along with the Gram Panchayats, for them to become ODF.