To draw lessons from the experience of RSMs and PCs operating in various states, and to formulate sustainable and replicable designs for the future, UNICEF commissioned “TARU Leading Rural Sanitary Marts and Production Centres – An Evaluation. This paper presents the results of an evaluation study of Rural Sanitary Marts (RSMs) and Production Centres (PCs) in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal in 1999. UNICEF had supported the RSM and PC initiative in these states since 1991. The key issue that was analysed by the study was the ability of RSMs and PCs to promote affordable toilets in rural areas in a financially sustainable manner.
“Ecological Sanitation: Alternate systems to save water and reuse resources” has been written Sumita Ganguly and P Amudha in India Infrastructure Report, published in 2007 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The case study presents about the two NGOs, SCOPE and MYRADA supported by UNICEF have brought ecological sanitation as a concept among rural families in Tiruchirapalli and Erode districts in Tamil Nadu through a process of discussion with Gram Panchayats and families.
The case study titled “Rural Sanitary Marts: Developing a sustainable alternate delivery mechanism for sanitation in West Bengal” has been written Alok Kumar and Sumita Ganguly in India Infrastructure Report, published in 2007 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It presents that the Rural Sanitary Mart (RSM) typically rural production centres and retail outlets that manufacture and market low-cost hardware and provide services was rapidly expanded and becomes sustainable over a period of time in West Bengal.
The report highlight a 10 day intensive and interactive programme, The International Learning Exchange (ILE) in water, sanitation and hygiene which was designed and conducted by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India in cooperation with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and Governments of five states that were visited from 13 to 23 November 2006.
In 2006, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report highlighting the most common cause of death among children. The purpose was to raise the profile of that neglected disease. This report is written with the intent to focus attention on the prevention and management of diarrhoeal diseases as central to improving child survival.
This paper presents an analysis of the baseline surveys of 12 UNICEF-DFID-Assisted districts under the Child’s Environment Project in 2001. The selected districts were in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The key parameters considered were the use of toilets within households, communication strategies used and improved hygiene practices at home.
Over-exploitation of groundwater resulting in falling water tables in many regions of the country threatens the sustainability of drinking water sources. To address some of these issues, “Evaluation of the Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management Project”, published in 2004 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) promoted strategies for Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management (EPWRM), between 1995 and 1998, by supporting demonstration projects in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
“School Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Education: India”, technical note on water supply, sanitation, and hygiene education has been prepared and published in 2004 by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). to help programme implementers in informed decision making and build comprehensive and clear understanding on School Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE).
“School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) handbook for managers”, is the result of collaboration between the Water and Environmental Sanitation Section of UNICEF, India Country Office and the International Water and Sanitation Centre, (IRC) Delft, Netherlands. Contributions of Kathleen Shordt and Marielle Snel are deeply contributed for the basic text. Amudha Periasamy, PO, SSHE, UNICEF has adapted the global context to the Indian reality and has enriched the book with photographs and best practices identified from different states. These show the richness and diversity of experience in India.
“Sharing simple facts”, which have been developed and published in 2008 by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) with support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This booklet on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is intended for adolescent girls and young women. It looks at useful information about menstrual health and hygiene.