RB, USAID and EY launch Hygiene Index on World Toilet Day. Delhi Greens, November 23, 2016.
RB, a leading consumer health and hygiene company, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and EY have launched a highly innovative Hygiene Index program.
The announcement was made at the Global Citizen Festival organised in Mumbai where millions of people gathered to support key global issues including hygiene and sanitation.
The initiative has been taken to support of the Government of India’s flagship sanitation initiative Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Complementing RB’s Banega Swachh India campaign, the Hygiene Index focuses on six sectors – water, solid waste, sewerage, toilet, health and behaviour change communication.
The Index will be calculated for more than 100 cities based on primary and secondary data collection and stakeholder consultations.
In the first phase, 10 cities including Pune, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, NDMC, Varanasi, Vizag, and Udaipur —will be analysed by January 2017. Using the tool, the performance of the cities will be benchmarked and easily comparable, along with analysis of the best practices adopted.
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