Be the first to like this
Despite the significant efforts by the Government of India and other actors in this sector, the scale of the problem with poor sanitation and hygiene continues to be one of the major causes of sickness, death and lack of human dignity in the country. Today around 632 million people in India alone have no access to sanitation.
Recently, the Indian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) hosted a meeting in New Delhi with the aim of entering partnership on sanitation with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Iindustry (FICCI) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
In the meeting, we at FICCI, shared a bit about our work in the domain. We have been actively participating in water and sanitation initiatives in the country both through state level and national level programmes. FICCI has brought technologies developed by DRDO including eco-friendly bio digester toilets for public use as part of our clean sanitation drive. FICCI’s Corporate Water Stewardship programme as well FICCI water awards have successfully created awareness for water management and conservation amongst corporate India.
We envisage our partnership with IFRC and WHO as crucial for scaling up the clean sanitation effort. We believe our partnership with IFRC will further strengthen private sector collaboration with civil society and organisations like IFRC and ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all.
This is the presentation we made during the meeting.