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Promoting solid and liquid waste management in Chhattisgarh

With recent acceleration in making Chhattisgarh open defecation free (ODF), as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the state is experiencing a paradigm shift in rural sanitation; with almost 90% of the gram panchayats declared ODF. However, to sustain the ODF status, the need to manage the solid and liquid waste is significant. In... Read more

Menstrual health management training for core group girls

WaterAid India recognises school children, especially adolescent girls, as important nodes of knowledge transfer. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalayas (KGBV), a residential school for girls in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, is one such example, where Menstrual Health Management (MHM) is a primary focus area. The key objective is to empower these girls so much so... Read more

School Development Plans for improved WASH infrastructure in Government Schools, Raichur

WaterAid India and its partner Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) has been working in Raichur district, Karnataka since April 2014. Over the years, the WASH in Schools (WinS) programme has been able to establish a strong partnership with the education department and community members. As part of the district-wide approach, SVYM intends to reach out... Read more


The South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) is a government-led biennial convention to provide a regional platform for the South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – to interact on sanitation. SACOSAN-VII would provide an opportunity to reflect upon the existing sanitation issues in the South Asia region... Read more

Advocacy for accessible toilets in Ujjain

In Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, an accessibility audit was organised by WAI and its partner, Samarthan, in order to analyse the water, sanitation and hygiene services at public toilets. The tool used for the audit was issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GoI. Ujjain was taken as a priority city as it is one... Read more

Global Handwashing Day 2017: WaterAid India at BIG FM

For this year’s Global Handwashing Day 2017, WaterAid India partnered with BIG FM 92.7 to create awareness on handwashing across six locations: Delhi, Kanpur, Patna, Ranchi, Bhopal and Bhubaneshwar. Our School WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) Champions interacted with Radio Jockeys (RJ) and sang the handwashing song that they practice in school, while experts from WaterAid... Read more

Women transforming WASH scenario across Delhi slums

Nari Nirmal Awas Samiti (NNAS), community level cadre of strong, vocal and active women leaders in slums of Delhi is a strong process of building up citizen centric governance mechanism. The core idea of forming NNAS is to make women strong leaders in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) transformation process in their areas. With their... Read more

Hospital Management Committees: a solution towards improved HCF

Even today, a number of health care facilities across the country lack basics like clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. Thus, WaterAid India initiated a dialogue with senior officials from the health departments in Uttar Pradesh to discuss the issues and seek appropriate solutions. Rogi Kalyan Samities (RKSs), also known as Hospital Management Committees,... Read more