Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mrinalini Padhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/06/2018 regarding unhygienic conditions prevailing around Shri Jagannath Temple at Puri. Also there are encroachments. It is also mentioned that there are deficiencies in the management of the Shrine and rituals are commercialised.
Sanitation is currently high on the international development agenda. But for policy to be effective, basic enabling factors are required – the right institutional environment and the right governance structures – which in many countries are not yet fully in place.
Properly managed sanitation systems and improved wastewater treatment are important for safeguarding environment and enhancing sustainable livelihoods in vast areas of South and Southeast Asian countries.