The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) jointly with the Freshwater Action Network, South Asia (FANSA) have collaborated to bring out this research report. It highlights the need for policy focus on smaller city sanitation and discusses why faecal waste management requires immediate attention in the region.

Right to Water and Sanitation falls under the economic and social Rights discourse. Broadly coming under a liberal interpretation of Article 21, Right to Life, the first such struggle was the 1981 Bombay Street Dwellers struggle against evictions, through the now famous Public Interest Litigation route.