(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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:45
The government will have to build nearly 20 million toilets in one year for the next five years "if it wants total sanitation by 2019", Pathak added.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:15
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder, Sulabh International, on how India should go about building toilets for all its people in this exclusive interview with Shobha Warrier
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:30
“It is very difficult to convince people to use toilets overnight. They are defecating in the open for many decades. Men and women generally go in different groups. That is the time when male discuss their business and women their family.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 20:00
Listen to Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International – an NGO, which extensively works fo
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 17:00
Patna: A Bihar woman has done what is considered nearly impossible in these parts; she has won a ha
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 18:00
Toilet, the new Political agenda of General Election 2014