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“Our village is better than the town. We have 24*7 piped water supply to all families, without exception. Every family has their own toilet and bathing room as well. When we seek marriage alliances, our daughters ask us – ‘ would there ...
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Current Publications

Recent Publications
Books and Monographs

(For older publications/Annual Reports/Audit Reports, please check our Archives)

 

Recent Publications
A MANTRA for a Better India : Change - October 21 2012
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Joe Madiath and Chitralekha Choudhury :  - Shelter for All - An Alternative Habitat Development Paradigm  SHELTER Newsletter October 2012
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The Global Journal : Global+5, October 2012 - MANTRA Indian Sanitation Project Wins GLOBAL+5 Grand Award
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The Global Journal : Global+5, October 10, 2012 - MANTRA - Transforming Rural Livelihoods One Tap and Toilet at a Time
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The Global Journal - Top 100 Best NGOs, January & February 2012
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20 Years of DOEN, 20 Stories : Village by Village - November 2011
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Joe Madiath and Chitralekha Choudhury : Sanitation and Health in Rural Areas : Problems and Management Options, Envis Newsletter - Vol. 4, No. 2, July-September 2011
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Joe Madiath and Chitralekha Choudhury : Sanitation and Health in Rural Areas : Problems and Management Options - Basin South Asia - Quarterely Newsletter / 2011 / No. 18
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Ground Water depleting due to free Electricity : Jayaram Ramesh, Rural Development Minister - November 2011
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Imran Chowdhury and Filipe M. Santos : Scaling Social Innovations: The Case of Gram Vikas - Insead 2010
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K. Pradeep : In pursuit of social justice – The Hindu MetroPlus. February 15, 2010
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Joe Madiath : It Takes a Faucet Realizing Village Development Through Water and Sanitation Initiatives - Innovations / summer 2009
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Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone and Rema Hanna  : Cooking Stoves, Indoor Air
Pollution and Respiratory Health in Rural Orissa* - Economic & Political Weekly EPW august 9, 2008
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Samay Ranjan Pattnaik – "Todays' Gandhi" - Newspaper Sambad – 2nd October 2007

Paromita Shastri : Joe Madiath | Toilet training and hygiene lessons for Orissa’s rural poor. Posted on the Web on Sun, Sep 9, 2007
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R.V. Jayapadma, IRMA, Anand Gujarat - "Dimensions, Manifestations and Perceptions of Gender Equity" : Working Paper 202 - Experiences of Gram Vikas, Orissa India
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Hariharan Balakrishnan -"Independence with Dignity" – The Hindu, August 19, 2007

Sheralyn Tay - "Mr. Toilet’ Battles Disease in Indian Villages", Singapore News, August 27, 2007
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Water House Coopers : "PWC Staff Lends Support for Village Civic Plan" – Business Standard – 31st August 2007, Bangalore edition
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"25 People Who Never Make It To Power" - Outlook

Hrusikesh Mohanty - "Giving Villages a Makeover" – Business Standard, 12th March 2007
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Anjali Kwatra – “Seeds of Hope that Fuel a Clearer Future" Christian Aid News, Women and Sanitation"
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L. C. Jain – “Backward areas need Forward Thinking" Cover BCIL

 

 

Books and Monographs (Available on Demand)

  The MANTRA Document
Contents
Introduction to MANTRA
Water Supply
Sanitation
Reflection and Learning
  Manual for Simple Water Tanks for Rural Areas
Contents
Getting the Fundamentals Right
Source Development
Water Storage Systems
Maintenance and Use
  Mason's Training Manual
Contents
Know your Tools
Know your Materials
Principles of Construction
Good Practice in Construction
  Water Supply and Sanitation Services for the Rural Poor
Keirns, Pamela (2007). Water Supply and Sanitation Services for the Rural Poor - The Gram Vikas Experience - Practical Action, U.K.
  Rural Sanitation Block Construction Manual
Contents
Layout
Foundation
Walling
Roof
Plumbing

Plastering
Pan Fitting
Finishing Work
Door
Soak Pit