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Sanitation

Sanitation

According to the World Health Organization, an average of Rs. 6500 per person was lost in India due to lack of cleanliness and hygiene. If we make Sanitation a public movement, we can make our country being counted as one among the cleanest nations.

(Shri Narendra Modi on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan)

The FINISH Project

The FINISH project was conceived by its promoters - TATA-AIG, SNS-REAAL, UNU-MERIT, WASTE and a leading microfinance company in India in the year 2009 with a vision of creating a society with improved health not only through better sanitation facilities but also with knowledge and awareness of 'Total Sanitation'.

The overall objective of the Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH) programme is "to improve sanitation and thereby, living and economic conditions of poor rural and peri-urban households, through economic incentives, primarily enhancing financial inclusion of these households." The programme is designed with four sub-objectives vide:

  • To provide sanitation facilities at the household level through a combination of micro-credits by MFIs/Banks etc, subsidies as well as self contribution (capacities are also built under the programme) and health insurance incentives.
  • To establish a financially sustainable sanitation improvement mechanism through public private partnership.
  • To develop information resource base for future programmes and demonstrable indicators linking health and sanitation.
  • To provide livelihood benefits to poorer sections and mainstream gender aspects.

FINISH Society executes the FINISH project in association with various partners like NGOs, Microfinance Institutions, cooperatives etc. The program encourages individual household participation by facilitating access to financial support under financial inclusion. Under the project, FINISH has facilitated construction of more than 3.5 lacs safe sanitation systems so far and has a mission to reach 500,000 sanitation systems by 2016.

FINISH Society has also implemented sanitation programs for construction of Safe Sanitations for Individual Households, Communities and Institutions etc in partnership with Government, Agencies and Corporates.

1. Providing Access to Safe Sanitation and Promoting Good Hygiene Practices in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh with support of JK Tyres.

2. Providing Access to Safe Sanitation and Promoting Good Hygiene Practices in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan with support of JK Tyres.

3. Implementation of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Project for Enabling Access to Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (Wash) for Rural Communities in Jharsuguda district of Odisha with support of OPGC Limited.

4. Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) Programme in 13 Villages of Kapurthala District in Punjab supported by ITC Limited.

5. Promoting Safe Sanitation for achieving Sustainable ODF in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan with support of ITC Limited

6. Construction of Toilets in Maithon, Jharkhand under Tata Power Limited CSR through AWARENESS and mobilization.

7. Construction of 20,000 toilets in Barmer district of Rajasthan through motivation and awareness generation supported by Cairn India.

8. ODF status and implementation of "Swacch Bharat Abhiyan" in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh with support of Tata Aldesa (Joint Venture)

9. Project on ODF sustainability in 6 cities of Yawalmal district in Maharashtra supported by HSBC Bank.

10. Implement a comprehensive programme to help realize the sanitation goals of improving status of sanitation, hygiene behavior and waste management making the Program village of Behrampadi in Gundalpet district in Karnataka with support from Omni Active.

11. Implement a comprehensive programme to help realize the sanitation goals of improving status of sanitation, hygiene behavior and waste management making the Program village of Behrampadi in Gundalpet district in Karnataka with support from Omni Active.