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Making Ashramshalas WASH compliant

In Maharashtra, ashramshala (as supported by National Stock Exchange of India Limited) is an emerging government institution that provides the children of tribal families with education and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information as well as infrastructure. In recent times, efforts are being made to ensure that ashramshalas are WASH compliant; ensuring access to clean water,... Read more

District level interface meeting on fluorosis and fluoride mitigation

On 20 January 2018, a district level interface workshop on fluoride mitigation was held in Nuapada district in Odisha. The workshop was an opportunity to interface between various government departments that focus on water, and Jalabandhu network (community-based organization for water and sanitation management). The primary objective of the workshop was to make clean drinking... Read more

Community led fluoride mitigation intervention – a multi-stakeholders workshop

Fluoride content in water is beyond permissible limit in nearly 17 out of 27 districts of Chhattisgarh. WaterAid India, along with its partner, has been working on water quality issues in Kanker and Korba district. At the initial stage, water quality testing was done across the intervention communities, along with district level planning. Thus, on... Read more

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