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

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Exchanges of Faecal Sludge Management Coalitions

WaterAid India organised a workshop titled, ‘Exchanges of Faecal Sludge Management Coalitions’ on 19 February 2017 to strengthen cross-learning and sharing between different countries in Asia and Africa. The report highlights proceedings from the workshop.

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Water Supply for Urban Poor in India

The long queues and hours of wait for free water tanker adds on to the prominent challenge of inadequate and unsafe supply of potable water. People then have no other option but to purchase water at greater costs yet of lower quality. WaterAid India in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences developed the report “Water Supply in India for Urban Poor” to provide insights into how the urban water supply services can reach the urban poor.

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Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) directly impact human health and have far reaching consequences when ignored. India continues to lag behind on WASH indicators despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With a population of over 1.2 billion, there is a mounting and urgent need to address WASH issues. Solid and Liquid Waste Management1 (SLWM) is one of the key components of Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G), launched with the objective of bringing improvement in cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life in rural areas. This document presents a basic introduction to Solid Liquid Waste

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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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