A look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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Latest publications

WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.


Burden of Inheritance: Can we stop manual scavenging ? Yes, but first we need to accept it exists

An attempt to understand the complex and shameful practice of manual scavenging which unfortunately still exists in our country. The stories documented tell a poignant tale of despair and hope.


Feeling the Pulse: A Study of the Total Sanitation Campaign in Five States

A study to understand the principles of what has worked and what has not worked in TSC which is the national programme on reforms in rural sanitation launched by the Government of India in 1999. The focus of this study is to draw learning lessons from the implementation experience so far, for improved effectiveness in the future.


Drought and Drinking water crisis in Bundelkhand

This issue focuses on the consecutive five years of drought in the Bundelkhand region of India, and the resultant impact on drinking water availability. Documenting the resilience of some communities, it analyses the root causes for such a scarcity of water.


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WaterAid: India visit with Hugh Bonneville
August 2015

How the WASH sector can contribute to the National Nutrition Mission

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN The recently approved National Nutrition Mission provides an opportunity to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene interventions for improved nutritional outcomes for children and women. The Government of India’s commitment to improve nutritional status of children and women is receiving unprecedented support. Recently, the Cabinet approved the launch of the National Nutrition Mission with financial support of Rs 9046.17 crore. Perhaps the most promising feature of this Mission is the explicit recognition of the need for convergence among various schemes addressing nutrition along with instituting robust monitoring mechanisms and engendering community participation. While the Mission does not elucidate the...

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