About the Book :
This book tries to capture 13 case studies from different states of the country covering various aspects of sanitation programme so that the district and state officials are able to draw lessons and improve the programme implementation in their districts. The case studies are written by practioners of rural sanitation i.e. District and State officials and NGOs directly involved in the programme implementation. They have tried to discuss the key issues, and strategies to overcome challenges citing actual case of the district/ state. The book highlights key learning elements from these case studies which can be used by others in sanitation sector as well as other social development programmes. In addition the book offers them the opportunity to learn from the existing experiences in the field and make necessary programmatic improvements.
About Author :
Kumar Alok is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1990 batch and presently working as Deputy Director General at Unique Identification Authority of India. An M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, in Aeronautical Engineering, he is a social development professional with wide-ranging experience in various social sectors. He has long and rich experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion at the national level in India as well as in an international agency--UNICEF. He played a key role in designing and scaling up of Indias national rural sanitation programme while working as Director, Rural sanitation in the Department of Drinking Water Supply in the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He was responsible for initiating a large number of innovations in Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)- the flagship rural sanitation programme in India, including designing and operationalizing the innovative incentive scheme, Nirmal Gram Puraskar and an effective online monitoring system for TSC. These innovations were instrumental in revamping and rejuvenating the rural sanitation programme in India. He has authored a book Squatting with Dignity: Lessons from India which presents a detailed account of the development of the rural sanitation movement in India in the last decade and has been published by SAGE Publications in January 2010.
A.P. Singh is currently working as Associate Professor at National Central for Good Governance (Erstwhile National Institute of Administrative Research) Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. He has acquired wide - ranging experience while working as an academician as well as a researcher for almost all social sectors. He also worked as a Consultant in UNICEF and was posted at Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India for one year. He has several published works in journals of repute and books to his credit and has been associated with successful completion and publishing of several research studies of different social sectors for rural areas.