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West Bengal


We're applying grassroots and policy know-how to bring proven district solutions to the attention of state and national level government.

Basic water 88% | Basic sanitation 44% | Open defecation 40% | Basic hygiene N/A (JMP data)


IRC has been active in India for more than four decades with projects managed from IRC headquarters in the Netherlands, and more recently with a growing portfolio of activities on the ground. Our team of two, based in Delhi and led by Ruchika Shiva brings together skills in grassroots and policy influencing. The main focus of our national level work is on understanding financial flows to WASH. Our partner district in India is Ganjam in Odisha State, where we are focusing on one block in particular: Chatrapur. For more information see highlights of our recent work and our 2027-2021 strategy.

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