To be an aggregator of knowledge and networks with nationwide outreach, focusing on models for achieving sustainable sanitation in alignment with the Swachh Bharat Mission and its goals

To be an aggregator of knowledge and networks with nationwide outreach, focusing on models for achieving sustainable sanitation in alignment with the Swachh Bharat Mission and its goals

To bring organizations and individuals together to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through a platform for corporates, civil society groups, government, financial institutions, media, donors, bilaterals, multilaterals, experts etc.


Around 1.2 billion or a sixth of the Earth’s human population lives in India and about half of this billion defecates in the open. The present Indian government has demonstrated its political will to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 by launching the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in both urban and rural capacities. The government is actively seeking technical, capacity strengthening, and monitoring support.

This call to action has brought forth overwhelming response from different factions of the society – companies, foundations, NGOs, multi-lateral organizations, and motivated individuals.
However, there seems to be a lack of coordination and cooperation among the stakeholders working in the sector. Each of them seems to be working in a silo, sometimes duplicating the work of others, sometimes reinventing the wheel. These barriers lead to lack of efficiency and effectiveness and inhibit a collective and collaborative response to the WASH challenge. 

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Swachh Bharat corpus drying as corporates not chipping in - Hindustan Times
July 31,2016
Sanitation expert terms Swachh Bharat an opportunity lost - Times of India
July 27,2016
Govt to begin country-wide survey on Aug 15 to rank villages based on ‘swacchta’ - Hindustan Times
July 26,2016
To keep the momentum of Swachh Bharat Mission going - The Hindu
July 16,2016
Government exploring ways to mobilise funds for Swachh Bharat Kosh - Indian Express
July 06,2016
Nirmal Bangla will be model for (CentreÂ’s) Swachh Bharat: Mamta Banerjee - The Indian Express
June 26,2016
Swachh Bharat Mission: 4800 villages in Gujarat declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ - The Indian Express
June 17,2016
Jaitley to head high powered panel monitoring Swachh Bharat media campaign - Hindustan Times
June 12,2016
'52% citizens find their city cleaner after 600 days of Swachh Bharat mission' - Economic Times
June 11,2016
Centre plans mega event for Swachh Bharat - Times of India
May 22,2016
Take steps to check defecation on Indian Railway land: Centre to states - The Financial Express
May 22,2016
Modi govt to take help of pensioners for success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - India Today
May 16,2016
Railways to install 40,000 bio-digester toilets in trains - DNA India
April 30,2016
Kimberly-Clark ties up with Charities Aid Foundation on sanitation drive - Live Mint
April 29,2016
Rural sanitation up by 9.48 pc after Swachch Bharat Mission - One India
April 28,2016
70,000 Households in Hyderabad Lack Individual Toilets - The New Indian Express
April 23,2016
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation finds ways to make city free of open defecation - The Indian Express
April 19,2016
Over one crore toilets built, but Swachh Bharat still a pipedream - The Hindu
April 13,2016
Over half of rural population still defecate in the open: NSSO survey - Indian Express
April 14,2016
Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan: TCS, Mahindra account for 80% of completed toilets by India Inc - Indian Express
April 13,2016
Swachh Bharat fund pipeline to States clogged - The Hindu
April 03,2016

India Sanitation Coalition aims at bringing together all actors in the sanitation space to drive sustainable sanitation through a partnership mode. While FICCI serves the role of the secretariat of the coalition, the work of the coalition is carried out by 4 taskforces composed of coalition members.