(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, September 1, 2014 - 11:45
Sanitation charity donates 108 toilets to Uttar Pradesh village in campaign to protect women and improve health standards
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:30
Unveiling the brightly-coloured, cheap lavatories on Sunday, the sanitation charity Sulabh International said it aimed to provide the same facility for every dwelling in India. "I believe no woman must lose her life just because she has to go out to defecate," Bindeshwar Pathak, founder
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:30
The NGO’s media advisor Madan Jha said the campaign was in furtherance of women’s right to safe toilets. “We plan to make the village free of open defecation in phases with 300 more Sulabh toilets in the pipeline,” he added.
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
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