(NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations)

Meet Sulabh

Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, a non-profit voluntary social organisation founded in 1970 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, is dedicated to Gandhian ideology of emancipation of scavengers. Sulabh has been working for the removal of untouchability and social discrimination against scavengers, a section of Indian society condemned to clean and carry human excreta manually. Sulabh is noted for achieving success in the field of cost-effective sanitation, liberation of scavengers, social transformation of society, prevention of environmental pollution and development of non-conventional sources of energy.


Environmental friendly two-pit, pour-flush compost toilet known as Sulabh Shauchalaya that is socially acceptable, economically affordable, technologically appropriate and does not require scavengers to clean the pits and implemented in more than 1.2 million houses all over India that has helped liberate over a million scavengers.

Construction and maintenance of public toilets at public places and in slums on ‘pay & use basis’ is a landmark of Sulabh in the field of sanitation. So far it has constructed and is or maintaining over 8000 such public toilets in India and has constructed 200 biogas plants all over the country. Production of biogas from public toilets and recycling and reuse of effluent through simple and convenient method is the major breakthrough in the field of sanitation and community health.

Sidebar Tabs

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:30
A health catastrophe more devastating than the Bhopal gas tragedy and the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy has unfolded in West Bengal, warns a new scientific report. But a simple project to provide arsenic-free water gives villagers fresh hope. Rashme Sehgal reports for Rediff.com
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 21:00
India has a long history of abuse of water supplies, including from pesticides, industrial pollution and runoff from untreated sewage, to over-exploitation, especially for irrigation.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 19:30
Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world's cheapest bottle of drinking water -- costing less than one US cent. After years of suffering illnesses from drinking polluted ground water, residents of Madusudankati are now rec
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 20:00
National Function on 'Untouchability No More'
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 14:00
Speech Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 13:45
Speech of Hon’ble Shri Rajnath Singh , Union Minister for Home Affairs at the National Function &quo