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Year : 2018

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pp x+180

ISBN : 9789386262752, Price : $99.50 Add To Cart

About the Book

Basic sanitation to the people of rural India is one of the important issues on which the debate has been going-on for the last 30 years in India without arriving any concrete solutions for clean India. To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October, 2014.


The book presents a vivid picture of the rural sanitation and its implementation strategies from the perspective of the rural people under the new dispensation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. It is in this context that the book focuses on the need to carry out a futuristic introspection of rural sanitation in the context of to achieve a ‘Clean India’ by 2019. The contribution made by distinguished social workers, researchers, NGO functionaries and administrators identify emerging challenges and suggest the ways and means to evolve a mechanism for a healthy India and clean India with active participation of Panchayati Raj Institutions in rural India.

About Author

Dr. D. Sundar Ram, Founder and Director of Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India (AGRASRI), Tirupati. He has taught Political Science and Public Administration disciplines at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and Acharya Nagarjuna University Affiliated College, Narasaraopet, Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, as UGC Research Associate and Reader and Head, PG Department of Public Administration.

He is a prolific writer, author, researcher and analyst. He has written extensively on Indian governance and polity, parliamentary studies, electoral reforms, democratic decentralisation, federalism, good governance and state politics, with over 27 books, 153 research papers and 32 talks in All India Radio to his credit. As founder of AGRASRI, he has organised a large number of national conferences, seminars, workshops, round-table meetings, symposia, guest lectures and capacity building and training programmes.




Rural sanitation in India: Agenda for Swachh Bharat

D. Sundar Ram

1. Sulabh’s Road Map for Rural Sanitation

Technological interventions for Swachh Bharat

Bindeshwar Pathak

2. Water and Sanitation

The role of decentralised institutions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States

M.Gopinath Reddy and K.S. Babu

3. Sustainable Sanitation Practices in Rural India

Need for people’s participation

S. K. Pachauri

4. Role of Panchayats in Rural Sanitation Karnataka State

(Special monitoring report on outcomes and performance)

Jos Chathukulam

5. Further Decentralisation of Management of Drinking Water in Karnataka

Perspective and problems


6. Renovating Culture and Social Norms for Total Sanitation in India

V. Ragupathy and A. Dheivaprakash

7. Initiatives for a Sustainable Solid Waste Management System

Reality check with Mudichur village panchayat, Tamil Nadu

K. Gireesan

8. Sanitation in Kerala

The status

M.K. Ravindranathan

9. Provision of Basic Sanitation in Rural Karnataka

Achievements and challenges

Narayana Billava and Arunkumar R Kulkarni

10. Sanitation and Social Change in Developing Societies

A study with special reference to India

S.S. Sreekumar

11. Need of Changing the Mindset of Youth Road Map for Swachh Bharat

Venkatrao Y. Ghorpade

12. Status of Rural Sanitation in India

A synoptic view

P. Hiranniya Kalesh

13. Sanitation Status in Government Schools of Rajasthan

(The case studies of Rajsamand, Bhilwada and Ajmer)

Basant Kumar



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