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This year, WaterAid India becomes our first country office to transition to being a member country. Neeraj Jain, Chief Executive of WaterAid India, Pallavi Chaturvedi, Director of Finance, PME and IT at WaterAid India, and Avinash Kumar, Director of Programmes and Policy at WaterAid India, describe how this was achieved, and look to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Every day in India, almost 40 billion litres of sewage are created, with a tiny fraction being adequately treated. Neeraj Jain, CEO of WaterAid India, spoke at TEDxWalledCity to call for action on the country’s sanitation crisis and put its poorest and most marginalised people first.
One year after Prime Minister Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) – otherwise known as the Clean India Mission – to make India open defecation free by 2019, Neeraj Jain, WaterAid India’s Chief Executive, analyses its performance so far.