The Handbook on ‘Establishment and Management of Community Sanitary Complexes in Rural Areas’ gives a very useful insight on
the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of sanitary toilet complexes in a sustainable way. The handbook is intended primarily for programme implementers to help them understand the

Since SACOSAN-III, held in New Delhi in November 2008, India has continued to accord priority to sanitation at the national, state and local government levels. This has resulted in continued improvements in access to sanitation, increased attention to usage of toilets and

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development envisaged a comprehensive ‘Assessment Study of Impact and Sustainability of Nirmal Gram Puraskar’ in the country.

The objective of the IEC campaign is to trigger positive behavioural changes among stake holders with respect to hygiene, use of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.  This requires enhancing knowledge regarding safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation by preparing, involving and empowering the rural community to actively shoulder the responsibility.

The handbook seeks to serve as a quick reference for Gram Panchayats (GP) and Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSC) on how to plan, implement, operate, maintain and manage water supplies and to ensure their sustainability. The handbook is based on the National Rural Drinking Water Progam (NRDWP) guidelines. The focus of this handbook is to ensure

The Government of India introduced the Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) in 1972

The vision of A Nirmal Bharat!

In the Rural Water Supply (RWS) sector sustainability of drinking water sources and systems are a major issue. As a consequence, ensuring availability of drinking water both in terms of adequacy and quality, on a sustainable basis, is the major challenge. Water quality is impacted due to ground water table falling due to excessive drawals.

The revised National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) Guidelines 2009-2012 issued by Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Department of Drinking Water Supply has shift the focus from

Bharat Nirman, a programme to build rural infrastructure, was launched by the Government of India in 2005. Phase I of the programme was implemented in the period 2005-06 to 2008-09. Phase II is being implemented from 2009-10 to 2011-12. Rural drinking water is one of the six components of Bharat Nirman.