Reporting Water, Hygiene and Sanitation from the remotest parts of rural India- Be a part of the WASH YATRA with me and India Water Portal from 2nd October-20th November 2012 as I take you along with me.
73% of India's population lives in remote villages which have rudimentary health facilities, safe drinking water or proper sanitation. What we take for granted in our urban settings are luxuries people from this part of my country are not entitled to. Large number of people die due to diarrhea and other diseases in these places due to lack of awareness and facilities accessible to them.
If you want to learn what the real on-ground situation of rural India is, with respect to water, sanitation and hygiene, be a part of the Great Wash Yatra which begins from 2nd October from a village called Wardha in Maharashtra and travels on road to all the major areas hit by this problem in the country.
Follow me and my posts as I go along the yatra. I will bring to you pictures and real accounts on the ground to help you understand why these places have got left behind in development while the rest of India seems to have marched forward.
1. " We don't talk about it at all"- The taboo of menstruation in rural Maharashtra, a major deterrent in achieving menstrual hygiene
2."Rain Washed Our Tents, Not the Great Wash Yatra"- The delay and the never-die attitude of the people
3. My Yatra Your Yatra Our Yatra- the joint public program approach for a change in India
4. Bappu's India- Mahatma Gandhi's model of a toilet
5. Different faces of goodness
6. Rani of Jhansi, Gwalior Fort and an Autumn evening
7. Training of Teachers at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
8. Nirmal Bharat Yatra, Goodwill on Wheels
9. My launch pad - NIRMAL BHARAT YATRA
A research fellow for India Water Portal
The Great Wash Yatra