(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-8874902-25', 'csrl.in'); ga('send', 'pageview');

7th CSR Donors & Doers- The Art of Giving 2014


Sanitation is a focussed area of action of present government, though we feel it should have been the priority area of every government. We write this because the direct or indirect cost associated with not having toilet has never been properly estimated. According to a study by Down to Earth, the economic impact of inadequate sanitation in India is around Rs 2.4 trillion. Of this, health related loss is itself Rs 1.75 trillion. The Per capita annual loss is about Rs 2180/-. The situation in rural areas is far more tragic compared to urban areas.

India has been struggling to achieve universal sanitation coverage since 1986 when it launched the Central Rural Sanitation Program, a supply- driven scheme with subsidy. In 1999 the program was recast as demand driven and named as Total Sanitation Campaign, but again with subsidy. Review of the success and failure of these program resulted into creation of another program NBA-Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan in 2012 with focus on demand- driven approach but with even more subsidy.

But with all schemes in operation we are a poor show against Bangladesh where open defecation has reduced from 33% in 1990 to 4 % in 2010. They plan total elimination of open defecation by 2015. In India though we have role model states like Haryana and Sikkim but by and large we have to go miles ahead in planning and execution of this program where not only toilets are constructed they are maintained as well so that people don’t reverse back to old system.

But in a country like India where 60% people still defecate in open, a freedom movement of 1942 level is required to achieve this target. People’s awareness, people’s participation and people commitment to the cause is the most essential ingredient for the success of this program.

With this subject coming under ambit of CSR, people and government would expect excellence in program management and would be seen as role models.

Since this program will need long term commitment of operating partners along with tight monitoring by the funding agencies we have organised a 2 days program which will be participated by Corporate, NGOs, Institutions, Academicians and eminent Individuals.


Click here to download Brochure

Click here to download Registration Form