Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
Government of India

" The Corporates can contribute in a variety of ways to Swachh Bharat. They can either contribute financially to the Swachh Bharat Kosh, or take up direct work of sanitation in selected villages/blocks/districts, in partnership with the local government. It may be useful, if they associate in making the entire village/block/district free from open daefecation. Since it is known that the key restraining factor in sanitation is behavior change, Corporates may prioritise the same. "

Some possible areas for Corporate involvement

  • Involvement as part of Corporate Social Responsibility. Contribution to Swachh Bharat Kosh has been covered under Corporate Social Responsibility under the Companies Act.
  • Contributing to the Swachh Bharat Kosh that has been set up under the aegis of Ministry of Finance to receive financial contribution which is 100% tax exempted. A dedicated website (sbkosh.gov.in) has been started to facilitate the same and online payment system has been started.
  • Adoption of certain villages/blocks and help them become open defecation free by providing financial/technical help.
  • Triggering of collective behaviour change in the village. It is recognised that sanitation is a behavioural issue. It is also a public good, since, insanitary behaviour by a few households impacts the health of the entire population of the village. Corporates may therefore concentrate on this aspect.
  • Funding of Action Research on low cost technologies in Solid and Liquid Waste Management as also toilet design/construction.
  • Funding of pilot projects to be tried out of the new innovative technologies in sanitation, especially at places where conventional technologies are not feasible.
  • Funding the construction/O&M of Community Sanitary Complexes in various public places viz., Bus Stands, Railway Stations, peri-urban areas, etc.
  • Adopt specific public places such as Railway Stations, Schools, Police Stations etc. for creating toilet facilities and maintaining them.
  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management - Effective management of solid and liquid waste such that the village environment is kept clean at all times.
  • Menstrual Hygiene - Good menstrual hygiene is crucial for the health, education, and dignity of girls and women. CSR activity could cover production of sanitary pads and /or their safe disposal through incinerator etc.
  • IEC and awareness and advocacy including training to householders, masons, plumbers at ground level in design and construction of toilets etc.
  • Filling gap in making the village completely Swachh. This may include activities such as funding construction of toilets of such households that are ineligible under the SBM scheme (such as defunct toilets), or providing toilets for schools, Anganwadis, or providing water availability for individual/public toilets.