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Samajik Sahayata Kendra: A New Beginning in Kolkata

Going back to 2017; potholed roads, open overflowing drains, waste piled and strewn all over—this slum at Ward No 31 of North Dum Dum Municipality (NDDM) in Kolkata, was like any other slum of the city. Though located only 4-5 km away from the administrative office of the urban local body, people here did not

CFAR highlights community-led sanitation models at FICCI Summit

At the FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence Summit and Awards 2019, CFAR made an attempt to showcase the efforts made to “Sustain Sanitation Services & Infrastructure through Community Engagement”. The innovative community-led sanitation models including entrepreneurial initiatives of women and men were highlighted during the Summit organised on February 20-21 at the India

CFAR’s work on fecal sludge management is helping households construct proper septic tanks and twin pits for their toilets

Part of CFAR’s work on fecal sludge management is helping households construct proper septic tanks and twin pits for their toilets, in cases where they do not have access to a sewerage network. We facilitate knowledge transfer to both household owners and masons and provide support at the time of construction. As a result, the

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Day observed globally

The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Day, May 28 observed globally, is now providing both a dedicated day and a platform for women and girls from less privileged communities and from across cities to break the deep-seated silence, voice their views and take on all the myths and taboos associated with menstruation This is best evidenced

World Environment Day

On the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5th, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) launched a decisive campaign to phase out usage of plastic bags under 50 microns in Palika Bazar market in Connaught Place. Dr. Ramesh Kumar, NDMC Chief Medical Officer: “This campaign is being done to comply with the National Green Tribunal

Community woman became a member of Sanitation Task Force

  Mumtaz Khatun, a 24 years old woman of Ward-59 under Park Circus, has played a significant role in keeping her community clean and mobilizing the community to sustain the initiative. She had a deep desire to change the environment in which she had grown up. During her growing years she had continually witnessed the filthy