Ghar Doghaanche Abhiyan: Joint ownership of housing by husband and wife in Maharashtra

Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), the women’s economic empowerment organisation of the Government of Maharashtra, has undertaken an awareness generation campaign that seeks to make women aware of their rights to their husbands’ house and property. The initiative stands out for addressing a challenging issue that has often been cited as a reason for the Read More …

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 …

Community Managed Water Supply Programme: Bringing drinking water to the doorsteps of people in rural Gujarat

The state-led Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) has successfully implemented a unique rural water supply programme to ensure adequate, quality drinking water supply at an affordable cost in all rural areas of Gujarat. The programme is distinctive because the State government has adopted a demand-responsive adaptable approach involving strong community participation. The programme is Read More …