In 1970, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak set up Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, a non-profit voluntary outfit, to emancipate the scavengers.
His strategy consists of a mixed package of technology, rehabilitation, with alternative employment and social reform.
To provide arsenic-free drinking water in rural areas at cheap rates, a new water purification project was today launched in West Bengal.
The 'Sulabh Drinking Water' project converts pond water into safe drinking water and can be sold at only 50 paise per litre.
Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, a charity based in India, made a huge cake in the shape of a toilet (pictured) and shared it out between school children.
Charity chairman Bindeshwar Pathak says 120 million homes in India do not have any kind of sanitation, but that the prime min