Author: Madhu Thakar

Open defecation cannot be eliminated just by providing a hole in the ground with an oversized umbrella over it and christening it a ‘toilet’. There appears to be an unseemly hurry in building toilets all over the country without understanding the theory behind them.

Constructing toilets is a significant part of the overall Water,...

Arghyam, a grant making foundation working in water and sanitation in India, hosted a workshop on 27th January 2015 at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore to understand the interface between groundwater and sanitation in India. After a decade of work across the country, Arghyam has...

  • W​hat: IndiaCSR's first nation-wide Sanitation Summit
  • When: February 6, 2015
  • Where: Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi
CSR meets Sanitation
In a bid to take the lofty goals of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a step...

While the burden of bad sanitation affect men and women, its consequences are far worse for the latter. Bad sanitation results not only in poor health but also greatly limits women’s mobility and freedom affecting their safety and impeding them from living a dignified life.

'Toilet Torture in Mumbai’s Slums: When will our political and administrative leaders end the daily assaults on...

By Shobhana Radhakrishna

Collective cleanliness  
As I grew up in the Sewagram Ashram founded by Gandhiji in 1936, the picture that is etched in my mind is of our joyous participation in the collective cleaning drive in the Ashram. Oh, what joy it was for us children...


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