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India on the road to cleanliness!

Mamata Dash, Manager – Campaigns & Rights, Equity & Inclusion at WaterAid India, looks at the progress made since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his Swachh Bharat Mission to make India open defecation free by 2019, and asks what more needs to be done to achieve this ambitious goal. It has been exactly one year... Read more

Will Narendra Modi free India from open defecation?

Andrés Hueso, WaterAid’s Policy Analyst – Sanitation, asks whether India’s new Prime Minister can eliminate open defecation by 2019. “Has it ever pained us that our mothers and sisters have to defecate in the open?” With these words, the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed sanitation up the hierarchy of national concerns. Using the... Read more

Can smartphones solve India’s sanitation monitoring conundrum?

Andrés Hueso, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation, looks at the potential of mobile monitoring to reduce over reporting in the Swachh Bharat Mission. The new sanitation campaign in India, the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), is about to bring some changes in terms of monitoring, primarily through the use of smarter technology, which will allow... Read more

‘Clean India’ campaign launched on Gandhi’s birthday

On 2 October, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an extraordinary campaign to clean the country’s public spaces and address India’s sanitation and cleanliness challenges. Swacc Bharat – ‘Clean India’ – is part of a plan by the Indian Government to ensure every household has a toilet by 2019. Starting the campaign on 2... Read more