Thematic Discussion 9 - On the way to a clean India

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On the way to a “clean India” – 2 years of Swacch Bharat Mission (Gramin)


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The first thematic online discussion held under the umbrella of the SuSanA Indian Chapter ran from 29 July – 21 August 2016 on the SuSanA Discussion Forum. This was the first in a series of discussions that will address various aspects of sanitation with a focus on India:

Within three weeks the following topics were addressed:

1.       Policy and Institutions, discussion led by Naina Kidwai (Chairperson of the India Sanitation Coalition)

2.       Open Defecation Free, discussion led by Sanchita Ghosh (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)

3.       Sustainability, discussion led by Sujoy Mojumdar (UNICEF India sanitation specialist)

4.       Good Practices, discussion led by Siddhartha Das (WaterAid’s policy manager)

Many experts took part in this discussion with more than 50 detailed posts from SuSanA members. Challenges like the involvement of the end-user, equity issues and appropriate funding were discussed thoroughly.

A summary document of the discussion is provided here.