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USAID – Application of Total Sanitation & Sanitation Marketing Approaches

Application of Total Sanitation & Sanitation Marketing (TSSM) Approaches to USAID, November, 2010.

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Executive Summary
1. Introduction
1.1 Rationale/Background
1.2 Scope
1.3 Methodology
1.4 Report Organization
2. TSSM – What Is It?
2.1 What Is TSSM?
2.2 Summary of International Experience of Development Partners

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India: Neen gets cleanest panchayat award, Kandror ranks second

Shimla, August 14

Making a significant headway in the state’s rural sanitation project, a community-driven campaign, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to confer Maharishi Valmiki Sampooran Swachhta Puruskar (MVSSP) to Neen panchayat in Basantpur Block of Shimla district.

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who had introduced the reward scheme, will present the cheque to panchayat pradhan Uma Verma tomorrow at the Independence Day function being held at Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur district.

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India, Himachal: Award to boost sanitation campaign

Cleanest gram panchayat at the block, district, divisional and state levels would be awarded by the state government every year under the reward scheme to motivate the state panchayati raj institutions in scaling up the Total Sanitation Campaign (…)

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India: Women get gun prize for toilet training

Bhopal, June 1: The Madhya Pradesh government has rewarded women with guns for encouraging villagers to use hygienic toilets instead of defecating in the open.

Nineteen women in Rewa district bordering Uttar Pradesh have been given gun licences for their exemplary work under the Nirmal Gram Yojna, which aims at achieving “total sanitation” in rural areas.

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan visited Rewa on May 24 and announced the “prize”. Rewa superintendent of police, Mohammad Shahid Absar, said: “Guns in the dacoit-infested Rewa district are the ultimate social status symbol. There are over 14,000 applications seeking gun licences, out of which only a few dozen succeed in meeting the strict criteria.”  (…)

(…) Madhya Pradesh has another instrument to encourage sanitation in villages. According to clause 36 of the MP Panchayati Raj and Gram Swaraj Act, 1993, if elected representatives at the grassroots level fail to install toilets within a year of being elected, they would be disqualified.

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India:Rs 101 Crore For Himachal’s Total Rural Sanitation Program

Shimla:Though the total rural sanitation program was launched late in the hill state but it had bettered the national average in targets achieved.  Deva Singh Negi, a government administrator of the program speaking at a World Bank sponsored workshop today stated this and added that the rural development department had a Rs 101 crore budget, spread out over four years for providing rural access to toilets to all by 2012.

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India – He put his village on global map through a 100% sanitation drive

Jalilpur (Chandauli), May 12. In the era of gram pradhans owning palatial houses and zipping in snazzy MUVs, the head of this village lives in a rented house. And despite international renown, he has not even a cycle of his own.

Sri Prakash Singh (51) is a clutter-buster. Not just of this village 15 kms from Varanasi, but also for experts in at least 20 countries. And he is responsible for ushering in a revolution of total cleanliness and sanitation.

A science graduate, he has made Jalilpur of Chandauli globally famous by ensuring that every village in the house has a toilet.

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India: A GP pradhan who proves his worth

Total sanitation in action:


How did you provide sanitation coverage for all the 12 villages under your Chakchaka GP? 

It was not easy at all. We made it mandatory for all residents of this GP to ensure that there were sanitary toilets in their dwellings and they use only those. To get any certificate or facilities from the panchayat office they must satisfy us first. We are still following this procedure. We did graffiti on walls and intensive campaigning on sanitation. Sanitary toilet facilities were extended to 17 primary schools, two high schools and 27 Anganwadi centres. We also provide disinfectants to schools. To make the environment clean in Chakchaka Industrial Growth Centre complex we took up a social forestry scheme and planted more than 25,000 trees at Chapaguri. We did all these with our own funds.   (…)

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