Open Defecation Free Villages: Creating and sustaining Nirmal Grams through community participation in Jharkhand

The Government of Jharkhand has successfully established a workable strategy for creating and sustaining Nirmal Grams (clean villages) through a people-centric, participatory and demand-driven approach. This initiative aims to create Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages through the construction of a functional toilet in every household. Having been successfully piloted in Gadri village, the initiative is Read More …

24 x 7 Metered Water: Improving water supply in rural areas of Punjab

Aiming to maximise coverage of villages availing water supply schemes, the 24×7 Metered Water Supply initiative has successfully involved the community in planning and implementation and metering water consumption for judicious use in Punjab. The nodal department, the Department of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (DRWSS), Government of Punjab, has also introduced a novel pull-model Read More …

Mazhapolima: Ensuring water security through participatory well recharge in Kerala

Mazhapolima is a participatory climate change adaptation initiative which was launched by the Government of Kerala in Thrissur district in 2008. The project aims to alleviate the problem of water scarcity by harvesting rainwater from rooftops and feeding it into open dug wells, which traditionally form the water security mechanisms of the state. Active participation Read More …