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 …

Samarpan: Early identification and intervention to check disability in Madhya Pradesh

Samarpan, in Madhya Pradesh, is a unique intervention conceptualised for the early identification, screening, treatment and rehabilitation of children with developmental delay or physical disability. Led by the Hoshangabad district administration, Samarpan’s Early Intervention Clinic (EIC) realises a convergence model of the Departments of Public Health & Family Welfare (PHFW), Women and Chilld Development (WCD), Read More …