TERI University prepared a report on the state of urban water and sanitation in India, after three years of extensive on ground activities with support from Coca-Cola and USAID. This report was presented it to the Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep S. Puri last week.

USAID, TERI University and several others partners had engaged with 350 students across 70 cities to work on WASH issues over the last three years. The students were trained by TERI University and other international experts.

The project saw the team engaging with municipal commissioners and mayors across seven cities and leaders of the Swachh Bharat Mission to exchange ideas and learn from each other.

WASH lectures were developed and uploaded on YouTube and disseminated to 200 colleges. It can be used to develop e-learning material for educational institutions.

Data compiled over three years was compiled into a comprehensive report, called State of Urban Water and Sanitation in India. The report was prepared after extensive consultation with stakeholders.

The report had been released earlier in the presence of officials from the government, TERI University and TERI and seeks to strengthen two key programs of the government – Swachh Bharat Mission.

The report seeks to strengthen urban water and sanitation programmes through community-based solutions, innovation, and local action and plans to achieve its objectives.