India has taken up cudgels against the poor state of sanitation and hygiene. The Government of India has recently launched the Swachh Bharat Mission that covers both rural and urban India. The Mission aims to make India a clean country by promoting sanitation in its widest sense. This means ensuring overall cleanliness, hygiene behaviour, water, toilets and their use. This is a formidable task and requires unstinted support from all quarters.
To this end, WaterAid and the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation and Ministry of Urban Development organised a three-day India WASH Summit from 16-18 February, 2015, at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The first event of its kind, it brought together thought leaders, the private sector, government officials and NGOs working to make a clean India a reality by 2019. Participants at the Summit discussed ways to make this a reality in an expeditious and equitable manner