Sanitation Working

  • As millions of Indians migrate to cities, the demand for clean water and sewage treatment will grow five to seven times over the next ten years. The poor and vulnerable will continue to suffer the worst consequences of inadequate sanitation with ailing children, uneducated girls, loss of livelihood, and declining income levels.
  • Social Activist Collectively has been working on improving sanitation in urban India. We realized early on, that building toilets is not enough. To achieve holistic sanitation for a billion Indians, we must look at the entire sanitation value chain – right from the containment of faecal waste, to its transport, treatment, and proper disposal.
  • We are working with them to build a movement enabling total sanitation within urban India. We also co-facilitate the National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Alliance (NFSSM Alliance), which was instrumental in passing India’s first national policy on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India in 2017.