(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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 06:15
CHENNAI: Sulabh International founder Dr Bindeshwar Pathak was awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial award by the Indian Development Foundation on Monday, for his contribution towards improving the nation’s sanitation, health and hygiene.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 08:45
Nearly 140 million of India’s population does not have access to sanitation facilities, according to A.R.K. Pillai, founder-president of Indian Development Foundation (IDF), the organisation that conferred the award.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 23:15
The Mother Teresa Memorial Award, instituted by Indian Development Foundation, was today awarded to Bindeswhar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, towards his contributions for India's sanitation, health and hygiene movement.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 20:15
Ms. Vaishnavi Tiwari is a student of Class X from Shiv Vani Sr. Secondary school.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 22:00
Beauty is in the eye (and the nose) of the beholder.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 22:30
Swachh bharat mision l PM Modi launches 'Clean India', says it's patriotism not polit