CommunityLed Total Sanitation CLTS Newsletter for December 2010 82 rural India still lacks basic amenities

India Water Portal
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:30

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Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative methodology for mobilising communities to completely eliminate open defecation (OD).

Communities are facilitated to conduct their own appraisal and analysis of open defecation (OD) and take their own action to become ODF (open defecation free). CLTS was pioneered by Kamal Kar (a development consultant from India) together with VERC (Village Education Resource Centre), a partner of WaterAid Bangladesh, in 2000 in Mosmoil, a village in the Rajshahi district of Bangladesh, while evaluating a traditionally subsidised sanitation programme. Kar, who had years of experience in participatory approaches in a range of development projects, succeeded in persuading the local NGO to stop top-down toilet construction through subsidy.

Highlight of the December newsletter from the organisation:

  • 82% rural India still lacks basic amenities

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