TNUSSP ’21: Towards Total and Inclusive Sanitation
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, the IIHS-led Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP), the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) has persevered and worked to strengthen sanitation service delivery across the full cycle of sanitation.
“Synergy between WASH and nutrition” – It’s complicated
Sounds like a status message in Facebook. But that should pretty much sum up the relationship between WASH strategies and nutrition outcomes.
Thoughts on the Masons’ Training
Who built the Taj Mahal? Yes, that’s right. The masons built it.”
Why does your drain smell so bad?
So, you have finished using the toilet. And, have flushed it down. But seriously, where does it all go?
Menstrual Hygiene Management – Let us talk louder
Menstruation is concomitant with womanhood. Nevertheless, in my adolescence, I was taught to deal with this as a taboo subject.
A day out with the honeysuckers
Working in sanitation throws up many interesting possibilities and questions. One such question was about the ‘hidden taskforce’ of septage management
What does your gut instinct tell you?
In this post truth era, where objective facts are misrepresented and made more appealing to emotions
Helminths-related infections and Open Defecation – It is obvious!
When somebody says something really obvious, we usually tend to ignore it and not pay enough attention.
Everything you need to know about Helminths – Well, almost everything
It had been such a warm day in Chennai and like everyone else I was also looking at the clear skies wondering how much hotter it could get.
A loo that is usable too!
In the winter of 1999, when I was a post graduate student of social work in Mumbai, we were taken to a remote village in Banaskantha District, Gujarat.
The Curious Case of Mr Muthusamy
The Millennium Development Goals, which were launched with much fanfare in the beginning of the millennium.
Laws are good, implementation not so much
As a child back in the village, I had always cherished the sight of clear water running below bridges.
Bladder Woes: Bridging the sanitation gap along the highways
As I was mentally getting prepared for an almost 12-hour journey from Delhi to Shimla, my thoughts were fixed on one crucial thing, to get through the journey
Linking Information Technology to Fecal Sludge Management
Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) is a management system that safely collects, transports, and treats fecal sludge
Is your child’s shit affecting your health?
It was September 2008. It took me almost two-and-a-half hours to reach G-plot, one of the remotest islands among the deltoid labyrinth of Sundarbans.