(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

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 19:30
India's lower castes suffer as tradition of clearing human waste continues despite parliament passing a law against it.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:45
Design can be the greatest change agent for development and should be duly established as a must-have intervention for things that range from signages to skywalks, from housing to railways
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00
एक उम्मीद जगी है कि अब खुले में शौच करने की समस्या शीघ्र ही समाप्त होगी। सभी के लिए शौचालय-सुविधा सुनिश्चित करने के लिए आज हमें राजनीतिक दृढ़ इच्छाशक्ति की जरूरत है। इसकी स्पष्ट झलक तब मिली थी, जब 9 जून, 2014 को राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी ने संसद के दोनों सदनों के सदस्यों को संबोधित किया। अपने अभिभाषण
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:45
In conversation with Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 22:30
Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak joins Agenda to talk about what Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:45
आईबीएन 7 के खास कार्यक्रम प्रश्नकाल में आज का विषय था शौचालय न होने पर बहुओं ने छोड़ा ससुराल। सवाल ह