How does India manage its faecal waste?
We trace the journey of a few states in India, which have shown tremendous improvement in treating waste from on-site sanitation systems by putting in place the right policies, regulations and infrastructure.

Our Work

The Alliance works towards ensuring safe and sustainable sanitation for all, with a focus on the most vulnerable communities.

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  • 10+

    Collaborations with central and state governments

  • 19+

    State specific guidelines as a result of the push from the National FSSM policy

  • 450+

    Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants committed over the next 5 years

  • 4500+

    Knowledge sharing instances

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By 2030, each and every Indian city (all 7900+) safely manages its human waste


Creating an enabling environment that amplifies scaling of safe, sustainable and inclusive FSSM through knowledge, partnerships and innovative solutions by 2024

Our Guiding Values


Designing and amplifying solutions that promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion in access, representation and service delivery of sanitation


Supporting national, state and city governments towards informing policy and providing on-ground evidence driven recommendations


Keeping Community Voices and empowerment at the forefront of strategizing and planning for the work of the Alliance and member organizations

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A future reimagined

A future reimagined

Warangal: The model sanitation city

India’s first faecal sludge treatment plant

CEPT: A model sanitation city in Sinnar

Wai: A model for Scheduled Desludging in Sanitation

Faecal sludge management and the role of elected representatives

UMC: A model of Community Engagement in Sanitation Based Livelihoods

Our Members

The NFSSM Alliance is a collaborative body focused on creating impact through policy recommendations and supporting the government at a national and state level.

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In The Spotlight

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Resolving India’s sanitation issues with decentralized solutions

As we trace the focus of the Swachh Bharat Mission since 2014,

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Two-third arsenic, fluoride-affected habitations covered for safe potable water, says Centre

This committee will identify challenges and with the assistance of states, will

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