Defunct Delhi power plant could soon turn into a waste-to-energy unit
Posted on 04 Jan, 2016 09:48 AM
Delhi government mulls converting the defunct Rajghat power unit into a waste-to-energy plant
The Delhi government is looking for ways to utilize the machinery that lies unused in the now defunct Rajghat Thermal Power Plant and is seriously consid
Facilitating social transformation: An NGO's experiment with communities and toilets
Posted on 01 May, 2015 08:43 PM

The mere presence of toilets does very little to change sanitation behaviour in the absence of community ownership and participation. A decade ago, this was more or less the story of Tiruchirapalli, one of the least hygienic cities in the country then.

Compendium of sanitation success stories from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
Posted on 24 Apr, 2015 02:02 PM

One of the stated Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations is to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation and to halve the proportion of population left without the same by 2015.

Budget 2015: Sanitation and the Swachh Bharat Mission
Posted on 11 Mar, 2015 04:03 PM

Despite India’s multi-decade battle to eliminate open defecation, toilets are absent in 69% of rural India (Census 2011).

Rural sanitation is primarily funded by the Union Government. The state governments and beneficiaries contribute towards construction and maintenance of toilets as well.

Behaviour change communication for sanitation: campaign materials
Posted on 09 Mar, 2015 03:58 PM

In partnership with the Government of Karnataka, Arghyam ran a communication campaign aimed at creating a demand for improved sanitation. 

On-site sanitation systems: Flash cards on managing faecal sludge and effluents
Posted on 08 Mar, 2015 12:23 PM

On-site sanitation systems are options which help treat the waste at source, rather than dealing with it several miles away in a centralized manner. In the absence of sewerage systems and piped supplies, communities have to devise decentralized ways to deal with their shit. Some of the most common on-site sanitation systems include septic tanks and pit latrines.

Book: 'Sanitation in Gram Panchayats' from the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India
Posted on 04 Mar, 2015 07:49 PM

The 73rd amendment to the Constitution of India made Gram Panchayats the hub of all activities in the rural sphere. It gave legitimacy to Panchayat institutions, devolving powers as well as finances for their effective functioning.

An appeal to all ‘responsible’ fathers out there !
Posted on 03 Feb, 2015 10:02 AM

Author: Vijay Krishna

Generating demand for toilets: Experiences from Davangere, Karnataka
Posted on 31 Jan, 2015 12:22 PM

Author: Radhika Viswanathan

Wanted: Efficient workers and simple systems to make India open defecation free
Posted on 27 Jan, 2015 11:37 AM

Author: Madhavi Purohit