Tracing Pathways to clean villages: Uncovering the nature of “SWACHH” , Lemon Tree Hotel, Ahmedabad, 434/1, Mithakhali Six Cross Roads, Ahmedabad 380006, Gujarat on the 15th November, 2016.

   This was an UNU-MERIT external event that was co-organized with FIN Trust. The morning programme focussed on capacity building for Village councils or Panchayats. An audit tool developed by the Friend In Need India team called ‘Swachh Suchak’ (meaning Cleanliness Self-Evaluation) under the DST project was presented to Panchayats and the members of the DRDA from various districts.
   The evening programme was designed for citizen groups and students interested in gaining a larger perspective on the different dimensions of the Swachh Bharath Mission (SBM) or Clean India Mission and associated emerging issues. Participants mentioned that they had learnt a great deal. Many of them were from activist groups and we were also happy to note the diverse initiatives taken.