Gramalaya - Tiruchirappalli

WHO We Are?

Gramalaya was established in 1987 with a group of committed youths in the field of rural development. Gramalaya has got its legal entity by registering under the Indian Trust Act of 1882 with a registration No.72/87 on 11.6.1987. The ultimate goal of Gramalaya is to work for the amelioration of socially downtrodden people under the integrated rural development approach. Since 1987, Gramalya has been operating in Thottiyam and Thathaiengarpet and Thuraiyur Block in the rural areas and in the slums of Tiruchirappalli City Corporation in Tiruchirappalli District.

The Toilet Man

It is a sin if one's faeces exposed to others, spreading disease, creating discomfort and polluting the environment.

SAIT DAMODARAN IS THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF GRAMALAYA - AN INDIAN NGO THAT HAS RECENTLY LED SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS FOR TOTAL SANITATION IN VILLAGES AND SLUMS IN TAMIL NADU. HERE, HE ARGUES THAT NATIONAL GOVERNMENT'S ACCEPTANCE OF NEW APPROACHES WILL NOT WORK UNTIL IT IS BACKED BY TRAINED AND COMMITED GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AT LOCAL LEVEL

S. Damodaran,
Founder, Gramalaya

NDTV Prg Banega Swachh India - Gramalaya interview with Bachanji!

About AWASH

Association for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

AWASH - Association for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are formed in each community which would work for the slum improvement/ village improvement.

OUR VISION

Gramalaya ensures that all its projects reflect the above core values that encourage people to be emancipated from the cycle of poverty and deprivation through participation.

OUR MISSION

More than 1,00,000 plus toilets are constructed. 5,00,000 plus People got benefited.

Case studies Case studies of Gramalaya- online sources

A market led, evidence based, approach to rural sanitation

Collaborating Organizations

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for all