Resources


Reaching the unreserved – access to individual household toilets in vulnerable urban areas

Research suggests that shared toilets are sources of unsafe sanitation. Especially in the context of COVID-19, the need for individual toilets have been highlighted. Large proportions of urban vulnerable communities rely on community toilets, making them more susceptible to contracting COVID-19.

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Menstrual Health Management

NFSSM Alliance developed Menstrual Health Management Policy briefs for State and Central Governments as well as a report on Incinerators as a Menstrual Waste Disposal Technology.

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Inclusive sanitation for cities – a framework and a checklist

The country has witnessed an incredible momentum in increasing access to sanitation facilities across the nation. While there has been quite a significant physical progress, yet there is a concern about inadequate attention towards inclusive and equitable approaches to benefit the most marginalized communities living in cities.

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A Future Laid To Waste | An Introduction to Inclusive Sanitation

An Overview Guide to navigate the gendered sanitation ecosystem in India that disproportionately affects women, transwomen and other marginalised groups across access, infrastructure, operations and decision-making.

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Addressing risks of delayed payments by urban local bodies

Delayed payments from public agencies have been cited as one of the major challenges faced by the private sector. To enhance private sector engagement, the NFSSM Alliance in collaboration with Centre for Water and Sanitation (CWAS) have worked on innovative models that are being used in various states and cities to reduce risk of delayed payments.

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Financial resilience of ULBS – engagement with 15th finance commission

The Fifteenth Finance Commission’s ‘interim report’ for the year 2020-21 was made available in public domain in February 2020.

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Mainstreaming occupational health and safety in FSSM

It has been observed that the average life expectancy of a sewer worker in India is less than 50 years. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is an all-inclusive approach for reducing the risk of hazards a sanitation worker is exposed to.

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Frontline stories of resilience

Released by Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, this e-flipbook highlights the stories of resilient individuals who are making a difference on the front lines across the urban sanitation value chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NITI Aayog report

India’s urban sanitation ecosystem took a giant leap forward with the flagship program Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Over 9 crore toilets across rural and urban India have been constructed during this period, shifting our focus from accessibility of toilets to the entire sanitation value chain.

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