Issue: January 2015
  Sanitation and Social Change in India- TOWARDS A CLEANER INDIA
Vijayan K Pillai , Rupal Parekh
  OF THE 2.6 billion people who lack toilet facilities, nearly 650 million live in India. In order to address this gigantic problem of sanitation, the G...
  Obstacles to ‘Total Sanitation’ : Evidence from District Level Household Survey
Gregory Pierce
  INADEQUATE TOILET use directly contributes to high rates of morbidity and mortality within India. Approximately, one fourth of the global population ...
  Factor Income Inequalities In India: Contours and Implications
Tulsi Jayakumar
  THE INTELLECTUAL discourse on income distribution (and its inequalities) and its implications for growth and development has undergone “dramatic trans...
  Urban Sanitation in India: A Growth Story Gone Awry
Trisha Agarwala
  IT IS a well known fact that a country’s progress is determined not only by its economic indicators, but also by its human development indicators. In ...
  Technology and Public Policy Interaction: The Green Revolution
T N Srinivasan, Pavan Katkar
  IN THE 1960s, the new technology of India’s G r e e n R e v o l u t i o n was enthusiastically a d o p t e d w i t h i n a decade by millions of farme...
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The 'Who' Question  

Let us begin with a story, in fact an episode in Gandhiji’s life. Year 18 98. Durban, South Africa. Gandhijee was practising as a lawyer and often his office clerks stayed with him at his house. Once a Christian clerk born of ‘panchama parents’ stayed with him. The rooms had provision of chamber-pots for collecting excreta which were cleaned by Kasturba in the morning. However, she was not happy cleaning the excret...

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Sanitation and Social Change in India- TOWARDS A CLEANER INDIA
Vijayan K Pillai , Rupal Parekh

OF THE 2.6 billion people who lack toilet facilities, nearly 650 million live in India. In order to address this gigantic problem of sanitation, the Government of India has launched a nationwide "Clean India Program.” The success of this programme and in particular, its sustainability is likely to depend upon its coherence with the social structural forces, which drive poor sanitary conditions. The purpose of this study is to explore the social structural context of sanitation in India. We propose a multivariate model of sanitation and assess its empirical validity with data from the National Family Health survey – III. W We find that modernization plays a significant role in improving sanitary conditions. More importantly, we suggest that in order for the programme to be successful, we need strong political will which will bring modern amenities and public health education to the door steps of the people. The world population is expected to reach about 9.6 billion by 2050 and nearly ...

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