Effective public service delivery through innovative governance knowledge exchange
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Sulabh International Social Service Organization
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Sulabh International, an NGO founded in 1970, addresses sanitation problems faced by low-caste and low-income groups in India.

Sulabh International works towards the improvement of sanitation and scavengers in India. They developed toilet facilities, which do not require scavenging to clean. Pay-and-use public toilets with bath, laundry and toilet facilities were installed known as Sulabh Complexes.

It has pioneered the production of biogas and bio fertilizer from excreta-based plants thereby showing that human waste can be disposed off in an affordable and a socially acceptable manner.

Most importantly, it has been successful in restoring and promoting human rights of the most disadvantaged community called the bhangis (scavengers in hindi). Overall, it has contributed immensely to the socio-economic liberation of scavenging community from their subhuman occupation.

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