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.


Communal Toilets in Urban Poverty Pockets

An exploratory carried out in seven poverty pockets in Bhopal, India to look at patterns of use of communal latrine facilities in areas where household sanitation options are limited and open defecation is still practised.


Drinking water quality in rural India

India has witnessed significant improvement in rural water supply with increasing coverage of areas and a large volume of financial resources made available. A review of issues and approaches in quality water supply in rual India.


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.


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Mala, Community Mobilizer and Anita, Panchayat Mobilizer facilitating the MHM session with village women and adolescent girls. Baisenbagh village, post interventionLucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Decoding GST on sanitary pads

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN & TANYA MAHAJAN Why does GST matter? After a year-long zealous campaign on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for sanitary pads by Members of Parliament, activists, students and the general public, the Government on India announced on 21 July 2018 that sanitary pads will be exempted from GST, a decision that was thought to benefit the thousands of Indian girls and women who use and want to use sanitary pads. The basic premise for the zero tax movement was that sanitary pads are an essential and not a luxury item for women.  But will tax exemption really...

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