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.
"Beyond Construction: Use by All" is a collection of case studies from sanitation and hygiene promotion practitioners in South Asia, published in 2008, by WaterAid and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre.
This document has the following four case studies from India:
Sl. 10. India's national sanitation and hygiene programme: From experience to policy, West Bengal and Maharashtra models provide keys to success - Pg 126: This paper analyses the progress of the Total Sanitation Campaign being implemented in rural India, with a focus on West Bengal and Maharashtra, and draws lessons from these two states (apart from Kerala) which are in the forefront in this national campaign for total sustainable sanitation.
“Sanitation Policies", written by Myles F. Elledge, Environmental Health Project, published by IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in May 2003, Thematic Overview Paper (TOP) is a new web-based initiative from IRC and analysis of sanitation policies from all over the world. As this TOP emphasis’s, no sanitation policy will be effectively implemented without the full involvement and participation of stakeholders at all levels. There must be belief in the policy aims and objectives, and, at the implementation end, a trusting relationship between beneficiaries and implementing agencies, a fact best illustrated here by the projects in West Bengal and Kerala, India.
Evaluation of the Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting Project.
Source : UNICEF