(NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations)

Meet Sulabh

Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, a non-profit voluntary social organisation founded in 1970 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, is dedicated to Gandhian ideology of emancipation of scavengers. Sulabh has been working for the removal of untouchability and social discrimination against scavengers, a section of Indian society condemned to clean and carry human excreta manually. Sulabh is noted for achieving success in the field of cost-effective sanitation, liberation of scavengers, social transformation of society, prevention of environmental pollution and development of non-conventional sources of energy.

 

Environmental friendly two-pit, pour-flush compost toilet known as Sulabh Shauchalaya that is socially acceptable, economically affordable, technologically appropriate and does not require scavengers to clean the pits and implemented in more than 1.2 million houses all over India that has helped liberate over a million scavengers.

Construction and maintenance of public toilets at public places and in slums on ‘pay & use basis’ is a landmark of Sulabh in the field of sanitation. So far it has constructed and is or maintaining over 8000 such public toilets in India and has constructed 200 biogas plants all over the country. Production of biogas from public toilets and recycling and reuse of effluent through simple and convenient method is the major breakthrough in the field of sanitation and community health.

Sidebar Tabs

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:30
Affectionately known as India's "toilet guru", 71-year-old Pathak has spent four decades working to improve sanitation in a country where half of the population relieve themselves in the open air. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, a champion of cleanliness, Pathak has more recently been sp
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 15:00
Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, said Indians were clean as individuals but had "nasty habits" as a community in matters of sanitation. "People spit betel juice, throw waste on roads, women at times throw household waste near their homes, sh
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 18:30
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now symbolically wield a broom and reach out to all Indians to make cleanliness a mass movement by launching the Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission. Its launch Oct 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, has a lot of significance as Father of the N
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 21:45
It's been a clean-up week in central government offices with cobwebs being cleaned up, corridor
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 18:15
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International, in conversation with Niti Central, talks about the mer
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 23:00
Niti Central, in coversation with Dr Bindeshwar Pathak (Sulabh International) and Gen Bhupinder Sing