NANIA LAL KIDWAI LAL
Program Leader,India Sanitation Coalition
QUOTES
SHRI. M VENKAIAH NAIDU
MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING & URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS
" Nothing could perhaps be a more befitting tribute to our Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhiji, than to ensure a Swachh Bharat or Clean India by 2019, when the nation marks his 150th Birth Anniversary. This is a collaborative task of all Indians – every citizen owes a duty to nation in this regard and every individual has his bit, small or big...Read More
BIRENDRA SINGH
MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT, PANCHAYATI RAJ AND DRINKING WATER & SANITATION
" I am delighted to learn that the captains of India’s Industry under the aeigis of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have come forward to launch the India Sanitation Coalition for giving thrust to achieving goals of Swachh Bharat by October 2, 2019. The formation of this Coalition is a testimony of collective resolve of the ...Read More
VIJAYLAXMI JOSHI
I.A. S. FORMER SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION
"I am happy that Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is launching the India Sanitation Coalition, a forum to bring together the various players who are keen to participate in the PM's Swachh Bharat Mission on one common platform. I am of the strong view that the occasion will offer a great opportunity to move forward in a single, ...Read More
MADHUSUDAN PRASAD
SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
"I am very pleased that support for the Swachh Bharat Mission is resonating across the spectrum of Indian Industry. The challenging task of fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a clean India by his 150th birth anniversary on 2nd October 2019, can be achieved only by the collective effort of all Indians. The India Sanitation Coalition launched by...Read More
KUMAR MANGALAM BIRLA
CHAIRMAN, ADITYA BIRLA GROUP
"The formation of the India Sanitation Coalition is indeed a forward step. While decent sanitation is among the most basic ask of mankind, we as a country have a very long way to go. The Council, I believe, will serve as a critical forum where in a collaborative way, aligning with the Swachh Bharat mission; we can endeavour to lift tens of thousand...Read More
NATRAJAN CHANDRASEKARAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES
"Improved sanitation across the country is a vision that every citizen, individual or group, needs to contribute to. TCS too has pledged its commitment as a small step towards a cleaner nation. India Sanitation Coalition is a dynamic platform to bring together several groups and individuals for a collective movement around the issue of sanitation. ...Read More
BARBARA FROST
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, WATERAID
"Everyone everywhere is not just a catch phrase. If we want universal access to sanitation and clean water for all by 2030, and if we want to see Swachh Bharat become a reality, the only way forward is to work in collaboration and partnership. The India Sanitation Coalition is an embodiment of this – a realization that influencing change depends ...Read More
BILL GATES
CO-CHAIR, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
"India is especially well-positioned to lead in sanitation innovation. It is a proven leader in addressing difficult health problems, like eliminating polio. The country has a well-educated workforce and a demonstrated capacity for technological innovation. And it has a ready market of 630 million people looking for affordable sanitation solutions....Read More
NAINA LAL KIDWAI
CHAIR, INDIA SANITATION COALITION AND PAST PRESIDENT, FICCI
"For too long, many sanitation programs in India have lived with the reality that the idea is good, but the execution is bad. With improving quality of life, and the Prime Minister himself leading the effort, this is our best chance of succeeding. As a former President of FICCI, it is with great enthusiasm that I welcome FICCI’s role in supportin...Read More
ANAND MAHINDRA
CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR, MAHINDRA GROUP
"The formation of this Coalition is a true reflection of the need to think big and smart about the issue of Sanitation. We must consider how we can leverage technology and social media to change behaviours and habits while encouraging every citizen to take ownership of this issue. The change that this Coalition seeks is possible and I believe that ...Read More
SANJIV MEHTA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LTD
"Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, launched on the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a bold initiative – cleaning a country of a billion people is not an easy task. We as corporates should recognise that our participation in the initiative is necessary as this project is extremely ambitious and will require ...Read More
STUART P MILNE
GROUP GENERAL MANAGER AND CEO, HSBC INDIA
"The India Sanitation Coalition could not have come at a more opportune time. The country faces an enormous challenge on the sanitation front. The government has taken the lead by launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan but a problem as complex as this requires a concerted effort from all of us, both in the public and the private sector. It's not just ...Read More
RAKESH BHARTI MITTAL
VICE CHAIRMAN, BHARTI ENTERPRISES
"I would like to congratulate FICCI and all the participants at the launch of India Sanitation Coalition. Sanitation as an issue requires a consultative and collaborative approach, and I believe India Sanitation Coalition is a great initiative in that direction. Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call during his Independence Day Speech in 2014 to draw ...Read More
NAGAVARA RAMARAO NARAYAN MURTHY
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, INFOSYS
"We’re not looking for quick fixes, but we must operate with vision. The Coalition is built on this foundation, that together we can achieve what seems daunting. With an enduring value system, and a collaboration of strong voices and operators, the Coalition represents a new way of thinking, a new way of moving India forward."...Read More
ANIL MANIBHAI NAIK
GROUP EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, LARSEN & TOUBRO
"The biggest problem in addressing the sanitation situation in the country is not so much a dearth of initiatives or ideas. The real challenge is of orchestration - of getting all the parts to synch and move forward in a single, purposeful direction. Hopefully, the Sanitation Coalition will help to integrate efforts, achieve higher efficiencies and...Read More
ROHINI NILEKANI
CHAIRPERSON, ARGHYAM
"It is wonderful to see a platform like the India Sanitation Coalition take off. The time is absolutely right. Universal access to safe sanitation is a high priority for India. Our public health outcomes depend heavily on creating this access. Certainly, this needs many players to co-operate, innovate, and execute with speed and at scale. However, ...Read More
ARVIND PANAGARIYA
VICE CHAIRMAN, NITI AAYOG
"Sanitation is multidimensional concept, with components ranging from clean surroundings to ending open defecation to creating sustainable waste management infrastructure and creating awareness which fosters behavioral change. With a problem as vast in scope as this, the amalgamation of efforts of the different stakeholders of the country, to colle...Read More
PIYUSH PANDEY
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & NATIONAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR, OGILVY
"There are a number of individuals and organisations involved in the cause for better sanitation in the country. Bringing their knowledge, resources and efforts together in the form of the India Sanitation Coalition is a wonderful idea. And I am delighted to be part of it. Together the coalition can achieve a holistic solution to the sanitation pro...Read More
DEEPAK PAREKH
CHAIRMAN, HDFC
"We would like to see this Coalition work towards universal coverage of sanitation and sanitation linked services across urban and rural India, through effective and practical execution of the 2019 Swachh Bharat Mission goals. This Coalition is needed at a time when resource-rich organizations and individuals partnering the Government, can collecti...Read More
ONNO RUHL
COUNTRY DIRECTOR, WORLD BANK
"Prime Minister Modi’s act of setting the goal of achieving an open defecation free India by Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary was a visionary act. Linking the resolution of India’s most important development challenge to the Father of the Nation himself underlines that the Prime Minister believes failure is not an option here. We at ...Read More
KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW
CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, BIOCON
"We would like to see this Coalition work towards universal coverage of sanitation and sanitation linked services across urban and rural India, through effective and practical execution of the 2019 Swachh Bharat Mission goals. This Coalition is needed at a time when resource-rich organizations and individuals partnering the Government, can collecti...Read More
ANALJIT SINGH
CHAIRMAN, MAX INDIA
"When the Honourable Prime Minister, launched the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, he was aware that an effective long lasting solution would call for behavioural change in the way we look at cleanliness and sanitation. It is not surprising, that Indian homes would be spic and span, but the outside neighbourhood and surroundings would be full of filth. It is...Read More
ALWYN DIDAR SINGH
SECRETARY GENERAL, FICCI
"Sanitation, a crucial investment for health, dignity, and development, is not a difficult task. We know how to do it - by generating demand, mobilizing communities, and appealing to people’s desires for convenience, cleanliness, safety, privacy, pride. We have to change the mindset but with political will, to bring a paradigm shift in the sanita...Read More
RATAN N TATA
TATA SONS
"For there to be long-term sustainable change, we need to move away from our traditional ideas of how sanitation can be fixed. We need innovation. The India Sanitation Coalition offers this freshness of giving one voice to the many organizations that are all working to bring new idea and cohesiveness to the sanitation situation in India." ...Read More
STEERING
COMMITTEE
The Steering Committee serves as the guiding body of the Coalition, comprising of individual sand organisations representing varied stakeholders
RCM REDDY
Mr RCM Reddy is the Managing Director & CEO of IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited (IL&FS Education) – the social infrastructure group of
NEERA NUNDY
Neera plays a leading role in bringing managerial skills, knowledge and critical analysis to Dasra. She initiated and led the launch of the Dasra Soci
MADHU KRISHNA
Madhu Krishna leads the foundation’s India initiative on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and brings with her a diversity of experience in a wide range
NAINA LAL KIDWAI
Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman, Max Financial Services and Senior Advisor, Advent Private Equity. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the global bo
PRIYA NAIR
Priya Nair is the Executive Director – Home Care for Hindustan Lever which is a business of over a billion euros. The Homecare business includes Det
P. S. MALIK
Mr. P.S. Mallik heads Corporate Sustainability at Larsen & Toubro Limited. His portfolio comprises of Environment Sustainability, CSR and Corporate Sa
MANOJ GULATI
As Executive Director for Water.org, Manoj brings over 23 years of experience in the consulting and development sectors. In his current role, Manoj is
PRIYA NAIK
Priya set up Samhita Social Ventures, a social enterprise that builds partnerships between companies, donor organizations, government agencies, NGOs a
RASHID KIDWAI
Founder member of the India Sanitation Coalition launched in June 2015, and currently its Coordinator. Also Director of Grassroots Trading Network for
ALOKA MAJUMDAR
Aloka Majumdar is the Head of Corporate Sustainability for HSBC India. Her expertise lies in the field of Education, Skills, Financial Inclusion, Envi
AMIT CHATTERJEE M.D.
Dr Amit Chatterjee is a Post Graduate Medical doctor with over 34 years’ experience in Clinical medicine and Public Health. His areas of expertise i
RITA ROY CHOUDHURY
Rita Roy Choudhury has over 20 years’ professional experience. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Miranda House College, Univer
NEERAJ JAIN
Neeraj Jain, MBA, is PATH’s country program leader for India, based in New Delhi. He oversees all operations in the country and serves as a liaison
SEEMA BANSAL
Seema Bansal leads The Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact practice in India and is a member of the firm’s People & Organization and Public Se
ARVIND WABLE
Arvind is an alumnus of St. Stephens College, Delhi School of Economics and IIM Ahmedabad. He started his career in Advertising with Hindustan Thompso
GENEVIEVE CONNORS
Genevieve Connors is a Senior Water Resources Specialist at the World Bank.
JOEP VERHAGEN
Joep Verhagen is a Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank.
ABHISHEK TRIPATHI
Abhishek Tripathi is Director at PwC.
VK MADHAVAN
V K Madhavan is the Chief Executive of WaterAid India. Following a Master’s in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1991, Madh
RAJKUMAR JHA
Rajkumar Jha is Consultant Rural Communication with Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.
RAJEEV DUBEY
Rajeev Dubey is President (HR, After-Market and Corporate Services), Mahindra and Mahindra
MANDATE
WHO
WE ARE
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. 
The India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) was formed with the objective of bringing all stakeholders in the sanitation field onto one platform where they can share information, learn from others, partner and collaborate. Today, the ISC has NGOs, donors, corporates, foundations, trusts and government as partners, working together to create a larger impact, rather than each one working in their vertical.
  • Vision
    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
  • Mission
    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
  • Purpose
    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.
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Advocacy, Branding, and Communication
TASK FORCE -2
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TASK FORCE -4
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