Toilet Titan Award to S.Damodaran, CEO, Gramalaya

India To-day Safaigiri Awards 2017

Gramalaya was established in 1987 with a group of committed youths in the field of rural development.  Gramalaya has been working in the Sanitation sector for more than three decades with national-level presence supported by Government, donors and corporate groups under CSR initiatives having successfully demonstrated models in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene with various demographic conditions covering rural, urban, coastal and tribal areas. The ultimate goal of Gramalaya is to work for the amelioration of socially downtrodden people under the integrated rural development approach. 

Gramalaya Training Center- National Institute for Water and Sanitation (NIWAS)

Our Vision

Gramalaya envisions a society in which all people will have equal rights and access to protected water, sanitation, health and improved income status without gender discrimination.

Our Mission

Gramalaya is an NGO dedicated to promote water, sanitation, hygiene and overall improvement of the rural, urban, coastal and tribal population in India whereby the empowerment of marginalized communities especially the women and children is ensured.

Our Core Values

Emancipation through Entrustment, Entitlement and Empowerment. We ensure that all our projects reflect the above core values that encourage people to be emancipated from the cycle of poverty and deprivation through participation. 

World Toilet College

The persistence of manual scavenging as an invisible but omnipresent socio-economic reality in India is a blot on the country’s development trajectory.

The Toilet Man

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

-S. Damodaran,
Founder, Gramalaya