India

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Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab

The Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab develops inclusive solutions to urban sanitation problems in slums and poor settlements of Ahmedabad. The program provides hands-on technical assistance, community engagement, and improves the management process to strengthen the water and sanitation partnership with the Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Sintex Industries, Mahila Housing Trust, City Manager’s Association of Gujarat, Mudra Institute of Communications, and Theater Media Center.

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Establishing Community Water Systems in Bangalore Slums

The Community Water Systems project aims to provide safe drinking water to under-served communities in Bangalore where piped water is not available. Water Health’s award winning water purification system and disinfection technology, combined with sustainable business approaches, are delivering clean water to more than 30,000 households in Bangalore slums. Construction of 25 WaterHealth Centers (kiosks that purify and dispense water at affordable rates) is complete. Other donors, such as Gap Inc. and Tata Trust, have helped scale-up the project, by setting up 12 additional kiosks.

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Accelerating Change: Mainstreaming Hygiene Practice in India

This project will develop and promote a Hygiene Index (HI) that will serve as monitoring tool for the hygiene and sanitation performance of cities. The index will reveal how targeted interventions over the years have led to improvement in the hygiene and sanitation situation, thereby helping government stakeholders measure the current hygiene status of the cities. It will help policymakers identify the areas in need of improvement and the associated investments required. As of 2018, the survey for 25 cities is complete.

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Innovation Hub for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Solutions in India

This activity will improve urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector performance through incubation and acceleration of innovative solutions, technologies, programs and service delivery models within a collaborative framework.  To achieve this, the project will focus on promoting innovative solutions and outcome oriented capacity and knowledge building initiatives. The project will support the WASH programs at the national level, including three cities in selected states, and directly benefit about 150,000 people, including roughly 75,000 female beneficiaries.

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Urban WASH – Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya

This project focuses on 60 government schools in urban slums to promote sanitation and effective use and ownership of WASH infrastructure in schools. This activity contributes to the national Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean India: Clean School) program. Under the three-year project, Coca-Cola India will provide sanitation facilities such as toilets, sinks, urinals and other physical structures necessary for creating sanitary conditions. USAID and Plan India will support the project through behavior change communications aimed at educating youth about the benefits of sanitation.

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Technical Assistance to Government of India for Swachh Bharat Mission

This grant provides technical support to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), states and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to enable them to implement the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission at the national, state and city levels. The technical assistance promotes universal safe and sustainable waste management and sanitation access through safe containment, collection and transportation, treatment and reuse, to maximize public health impact.

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Pani aur Swacchta mein Sajhedari (Partnerships for WASH)

PASS promotes healthy outcomes for the poor, especially women and children, in selected slum settlements of Delhi to reduce household poverty by promoting service equity, improving liquid and solid waste management and creating health awareness. TATA Trust and Water Aid are among two of the private sector partners and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board are among the public sector partners. ​

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Urban Small Water Enterprise

This program addresses the challenge of providing safe water in urban slums by assessing the policy landscape around Small Water Enterprises (SWE), understanding the challenges and key drivers of success and providing tools to support the implementation of SWEs. An SWE is a business that purifies and sells water on a small scale to populations living in areas where piped water is unavailable. This program developed and made three tools (financial viability, water quality and technology, monitoring and evaluation) available as mobile apps to help entrepreneurs make their SWEs successful.

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Project Profile: Clean India Campaign

India: Taking on the World’s Largest Sanitation Problem

Clean India Campaign | 2015–2020

Currently more than 377 million people live in India’s urban areas, a number that continues to increase rapidly. India’s urbanization puts tremendous stress on already struggling drinking water and sanitation services. To address these daunting challenges, the Government of India made improving water and sanitation a national priority in 2014 with the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Campaign).