Parameswaran Iyer

The writes is secretary, Ministry for Drinking Water and Sanitation. Views are personal.

Articles By Parameswaran Iyer

In last five years, Swachh Bharat mission has captured people’s imagination

As the states prepare to dedicate an open defecation free (ODF) country to Gandhi@150, it is timely for us to analyse how this campaign became the global benchmark for participatory and transformative development.

A jan andolan for water

Proposed Jal Jeevan Mission will be a decentralised, community-managed and sustainable water management scheme

What the new Jal Shakti Mantralaya should focus on

Just like the country did in the Swachh Bharat Mission, India could lay out a template for other countries on securing national water security by integrating fragmented institutions and making water security everyone’s business.

Diving into a revolution

Swachh Bharat Mission has had to overcome a ‘degree of difficulty’ to bring about behavioural change.

The evolving role of a secretary

Secretaries to the Government of India are playing evolving, increasingly multi-dimensional, roles.

The power of political push

Swachh Bharat Mission has achieved what previous sanitation drives could not. This owes much to the PM’s initiative

Laterally yours

If you add value to the system, bureaucracy will be welcoming and accommodative

Satyagraha then, Swachhagraha now

The nation symbolically bound in the fabric of swachhata, with everyone offering their service for nation-building, would be most satisfying for the Mahatma.

Wealth from waste

GOBAR-Dhan initiative will aid Swachh Bharat, increase rural incomes

Service For Swachhata

In three years, Swachh Bharat Mission has become a mass movement.

More Than Toilets

Swachh Bharat Mission is about behaviour change vis a vis sanitation. Five states, 186 districts and over 2,31,000 villages have been declared as open defecation free