Behaviour change/nudges

October 3 – Making our way into the ground, we saw an all-night effort of the workers on site. The venue was prepped-up, workers were busy putting finishing touches – wiping the chairs of excess water, laying carpets on the ground, hanging fluorescent balloons in bunches on poles, near stalls and game pens.

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The Himalayas are inhabited by 40 million people, most of whom are dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. The prevalent water scarcity also means a lack of water for sanitation. In this case, both open defecation and conventional sewerage pose a health risk. Conventional toilets not only consume a lot of water, but the effluent also pollutes groundwater.

The Himalaya Seva Sangh...

As usual we were divided into various groups and sent to schools to educate the students about sanitation and hygiene,which included talking about open defection, hand washing and menstrual hygiene management. This time I only went as an observer but ended up becoming a translator, which was a good thing because I got to know about the problems the children faced in that...

5 Oct 2012, Helipad Ground, Wardha, Maharashtra.

Bapu began his ‘new India’ journey from this special town of Wardha decades ago. Today in the heart of this town is the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram where thousands of tourists and loyalists throng to pay their...

Those readers who got the insider joke in the title need no introduction to the rainwater harvesting and ecological sanitation evangelist that is zenrainman.

Vishwanath Srikantaiah, as he is otherwise known, is the force behind the Rainwater Club. The Bangalore-based Rainwater Club has been...

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