Sulabh, a non-governmental organisation has built 1,200,000 toilets and 5,500 community public toilet complexes which are used by approximately 10 million people everyday throughout the country. This success has lead to the liberation and rehabilitation of 60,000 scavengers in India. Besides, the organisation has also successfully researched and developed alternative bio-energy sources generated from wastes. These technologies, innovations and methodologies are sustainable, replicable and affordable and they are recommended by the WHO, World Bank / UNDP etc. for adoption in all Third World countries. While giving shape to its dream projects, Sulabh has established coordination with various national and international agencies, including British Council, USAID, BORDA, a German organisation, Commission of European Union, Belgium, GERES, France, CEEIC, HRIEE, China and Haskoning and Euroconsult, a Dutch firm. Sulabh's is a major initiative towards setting up a clean living environment, making possible a good and productive community life in a new and discrimination-free social order.
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