Community Water Plus Project
“Sector Stakeholder Consultation Meeting”
20th Sep 2013 - The Park Hotel, New Delhi
Presentat...
About Gramalaya
•Gramalaya established in 1987.
•Gramalaya registered under Trust Act
•Gramalaya is working for water, san...
HABITS DIE HARD

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From time
immemorial people in
the rural areas are
defecating in the open
places.
They are...
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Absence of locale specific
toilet type designs and
including the cost estimate
Inferior quality of
constructio...
Access to
Information

Access to
Technology

Access to
Financial
Resources
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Hardware aspects
Toilet design
Toilet pan
Superstructure
Technical standards
Support services
Men, Mo...
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Thandavampatti model toilet
(INR 300)
The stone inscription by community

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Toilet only model using Brick
Superstructure
Toilet only model attached with wall
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Gramalaya promoted
Guardian MFI which
is providing loans
only for water and
toilets. This is the first
MFI in the Wo...
A study of leach pit model toilets
Milestone in Gramalaya history
Gramalaya has been
approved as National
level Key Resource
Center for Water and
Sanitation ...
Toilet attached bathroom model with kitchen
garden from bathroom waste water
Space is not the constraint - Toilet constructed
in a limited space in front of the house
Leach pits using soling stone lining
Leach pits using concrete rings & top layer
soling stone lining
Rural pan with high degree slope for water saving
Eco-san toilet for water-logging areas
A bathroom attached Eco-san toilet
A goose-neck attached polypropylene toilet as –
Easy Flush – designed by Gramalaya for direct pit
toilets and emergency sa...
National-level Workshop
on Toilet Technology
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100 toilets in 100 hours in 2005
300 toilets in 3 days in 2006

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Visit of Matt Damon, Hollywood star

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This presentation was given during the stakeholders meeting in New Delhi, September 2013. The NGO Gramalaya presented the organisation's work on expanding water and sanitation access to more than 100,000 households.

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  1. 1. Community Water Plus Project “Sector Stakeholder Consultation Meeting” 20th Sep 2013 - The Park Hotel, New Delhi Presentation by S.Amirtha - Gramalaya
  2. 2. About Gramalaya •Gramalaya established in 1987. •Gramalaya registered under Trust Act •Gramalaya is working for water, sanitation and women empowerment activities •Gramalaya is currently working in Trichy, Perambalur, Pudukottai and Namakkal Districts of Tamil Nadu. •Gramalaya formed CBOs like 4600 women self-help groups 126 AWASH committees in the project areas. • So far Gramalaya constructed more than 1,00,000 household toilets and provided around 20,000 individual water connections •Gramalaya vision – “Envisions a society in which all people will have equal rights and access to protected water, sanitation, health and improved income status without gender discrimination” 2
  3. 3. HABITS DIE HARD      From time immemorial people in the rural areas are defecating in the open places. They are not aware of the dangers of open defecation Unaware of the importance of toilets Myths and misconceptions about toilets Educating the toilet habits among the mass is a continuous process
  4. 4. • • • • Absence of locale specific toilet type designs and including the cost estimate Inferior quality of construction materials produced by local cement fabricators Poor quality of construction by contractors without adequate knowledge on the type designs and cost estimates Toilet constructions by contractors with profit motive
  5. 5. Access to Information Access to Technology Access to Financial Resources
  6. 6. • • • • • • • • • Hardware aspects Toilet design Toilet pan Superstructure Technical standards Support services Men, Money and Materials Linking local cement fabricators Linking Masons • • • • • • • Software aspects Awareness creation – CLTS approach PRIs involvement and commitment Roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders Door to door hygiene education Interpersonal communication Focus Group Discussions
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  8. 8. Thandavampatti model toilet (INR 300)
  9. 9. The stone inscription by community 9
  10. 10. Toilet only model using Brick Superstructure
  11. 11. Toilet only model attached with wall
  12. 12.   Gramalaya promoted Guardian MFI which is providing loans only for water and toilets. This is the first MFI in the World started in 2006 for water and sanitation Guardian provided loans to 42000 clients for water connections and toilets
  13. 13. A study of leach pit model toilets
  14. 14. Milestone in Gramalaya history Gramalaya has been approved as National level Key Resource Center for Water and Sanitation by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation 27
  15. 15. Toilet attached bathroom model with kitchen garden from bathroom waste water
  16. 16. Space is not the constraint - Toilet constructed in a limited space in front of the house
  17. 17. Leach pits using soling stone lining
  18. 18. Leach pits using concrete rings & top layer soling stone lining
  19. 19. Rural pan with high degree slope for water saving
  20. 20. Eco-san toilet for water-logging areas
  21. 21. A bathroom attached Eco-san toilet
  22. 22. A goose-neck attached polypropylene toilet as – Easy Flush – designed by Gramalaya for direct pit toilets and emergency sanitation
  23. 23. National-level Workshop on Toilet Technology
  24. 24. 38
  25. 25. 100 toilets in 100 hours in 2005 300 toilets in 3 days in 2006 39
  26. 26. Visit of Matt Damon, Hollywood star 40

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