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Published on: 17/11/2020

Under the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Jal Shakti Ministry is prioritising the construction of Community Sanitary Complexes (CSCs) in rural areas to ensure every household, especially from marginalised communities are reached with sanitation facilities. Experiences under earlier sanitation campaigns have shown that the demand and usage of CSCs is poor. For it to succeed this time, it is important to first understand the barriers and enablers in the different contexts, and build on good practices, experiences and lessons learned.

The Mission is leveraging the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan, a scheme to generate employment in 116 districts. Before the job opportunities in the O&M of community sanitary complexes can materialise, several issues need to be resolved.

On the occasion of World Toilet Day, we invite you to attend a webinar being hosted by the India Chapter of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, IRC, WaterAid and India Sanitation Coalition where the speakers shall address the following issues:

  • Mr. Dibyendu Sarkar, Secretary to Govt of West Bengal: Barriers and enablers for setting up CSCs based on study by Water For People in the State
  • Dr Neelam Singh, Chief Functionary, Vatsalya, Lucknow: Continuum of support to ensure CSCs address the needs of women
  • Dr Asad Umar, Senior Programme Officer - WASH & Health, Aga Khan Development Network, Delhi: Experiences in engaging with communities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
  • Moderator: Ms. Padmaja Nair, WASH consultant and adviser, Expert in Social Policy, Planning and Institutional Development

Please register for the event:

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