India

Activity

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.

Report

USAID Report to Congress on the Design and Implementation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Programs

As part of the the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, USAID was required by Congress to include a report on its current sanitation and hygiene programs, including ensuring the availability of feminine hygiene products. The report covers USAID sanitation focused development and humanitarian assistance across Asia and Africa.

Learn more on USAID.gov.

Activity

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.

Activity

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

The Urban Small Water Enterprise 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.

Document

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).

Video

Pooled Financing for Water

USAID in India issued a Development Credit Authority bond guarantee to several municipalities in India to help them raise funds from investors to build and improve water infrastructure. Learn more here.

Blog

The Beauty of a Wastewater Treatment Plant

Most people are familiar with the breathtaking view of the Taj Mahal with its waterways, walking paths and topiary. Of course, this is the perspective from the south, but personally I find that the view from the north is just as moving. From there, you can see the mighty Yamuna river. The poet Rabindranath Tagore once wrote: “The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.”

Article

The Beauty of a Wastewater Treatment Plant

Nine years ago, USAID supported the development of a wastewater treatment system that would treat wastewater, reduce waterborne diseases, and clean the river. Now, the local municipal corporation has taken it over, and others are following this model.