S Ramesh Sakthivel

The Soozhal Total Sanitation Initiative

"Soozhal Total Sanitation Initiative" - is a case study that documents the Soozhal Network's rural sanitation initiative in the Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu, India. Soozhal, a group of seven NGOs, launched its project in 2000, to complement one of the Government of India's Total Sanitation Campaigns (TSCs), which involved non-governmental stakeholders. The initiative has completed latrine construction for 25% of its target households in the first two years itself. Soozhal's success has influenced the Government to adopt their methodology within the non-Soozhal areas of the District TSC, which has boosted the rate of latrine construction there as well.

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