India accounts for 59% of the 1.1 billion people who defecate in the open worldwide. This problem is concentrated in India’s urban slums, where...
Developing a sustainable sanitation model has been one of the biggest challenges faced by growing cities in India. Over the last few years, the city of Warangal in Telangana has transformed its sanitation systems and has become a model for rest of the country. The model for sanitation used in Warangal involves communities and also actively engages with the government.
The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC)) has been working closely with Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) on multiple aspects of sanitation such as access to toilets, waste treatment and transportation of the toilet waste.
The city of Warangal is a great example of how a complete sanitation solution can work for any city. Deep government engagement, use of on ground data and private sector involvement helps to empower all aspects of the sanitation value chain.