Open defecation in India: forcing people to stop is not the solution

While access to toilets remains a major concern, the scenario is even worse when it comes to the third gender. There are practically no toilets for transgender in our country,... Read more

Swachh Bharat by 2019? Progress projections and the challenges of latrine use

The Swachhta Status Report 2016 developed by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) was released this month by the Government of India. Based on an extensive survey conducted in mid-2015,... Read more

To be or not to be a toilet: Moving away from a one size fits all approach to sanitation

In the lush green environs of Itekhedi village in Madhya Pradesh, most homes have inbuilt toilets. The Sarpanch informs that save for 20—30 out of a 100 families, everyone has... Read more

Rapid Action Learning Units — Real Time learning and adaptation for Swachh Bharat Mission

On a recent visit to a village in central India, we felt as if we had travelled back in time to the days of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), when... Read more

Preparing for the millions: zero discharge toilet model demonstration at Ujjain

Ujjain, located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on the banks of river Shipra is one of the most sacred cities of India. Though it’s a religious destination... Read more

SACOSAN 6 – A market place for ideas!

Inside the plush Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in Dhaka, the atmosphere was mostly charged barring a few occasional yawns and naps. There were colourful country stalls (Sri Lanka being the... Read more

Towards inclusion: From challenges to possibilities

Fifty-five year old Rajaram from Panna in the state of Madhya Pradesh cannot walk. Two years back, in 2013, his entire life changed when he was diagnosed with bone tuberculosis.... Read more

The ‘Eco-Vapour’ toilet: making space for sanitation in India’s slums

The demand for household toilets is at an all-time high in the slums of India thanks to the launch of the Government’s Clean India Mission, which aims to end open... Read more