About Gramalaya ®
Gramalaya have successfully demonstrated models in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene with various demographic conditions covering rural, urban, coastal and tribal areas. Health and hygiene education, promotion of Self-help Groups among rural, urban and tribal women, construction of low-cost latrines are the major activities of Gramalaya.
Gramalaya has promoted more than 6,00,000 individual household toilets in India by closely Working with State Governments like Puducherry and SBM of different Districts. By working with SBM program and CSR initiatives, Gramalaya is instrumental in declaring Several villages and slums in urban areas as open defecation free zones.
During the last six Years, Gramalaya has delivered a noteworthy attempt in declaring 5 villages including two town Panchayat wards as 100% cloth pads using women and adolescent girls and ODF zones.Discover More
Individual household toilets have completed
Gramalaya has established a Toilet Technology cum Training Centre at its rural headquarters at Kolakudipatti village in Thottiam block in Tiruchi district. The Toilet technology center was established with the funding support from Water Partners International, USA as a part of its WATSAN project. The centre has in display various models of toilets which could be used in the Total Sanitation campaign in rural areas including eco-san models. The centre will if necessary provide training for representatives and field staff of Non Governmental Organizations and Government officials including block co- ordinators involved in the TSC programme.Read more
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Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of eritdestructive selfishness. Ut porttitor et lectus ut tempus. Aliquam lacinia justo.Discover more
SAIT DAMODARAN IS THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF GRAMALAYA - AN INDIAN NGO THAT HAS RECENTLY LED SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS FOR TOTAL SANITATION IN VILLAGES AND SLUMS IN TAMIL NADU. HERE, HE ARGUES THAT NATIONAL GOVERNMENT'S ACCEPTANCE OF NEW APPROACHES WILL NOT WORK UNTIL IT IS BACKED BY TRAINED AND COMMITED GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AT LOCAL LEVEL
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