Past Events

ORF roundtables encourage voices from all quarters, geographies and gender to furnish engaged discussion between policymakers and audiences across the globe. Details and brief reports outlining resultant debates and policy recommendations can be found here.

Swachh Bharat, Abhiyan, Sanitary mission, ORF events, Rmi Aijaz

Roundtable on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The upcoming roundtable on ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (India’s Sanitation Mission): Achievements and Challenges’ aims to assess progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, India’s flagship Mission. Through examination of its distinguishing features, challenges experienced during implementation and areas for reform. Focus will be on the situation prevailing in rural areas and small towns where majority of India’s population lives.


Surendra Singh, Advisor ORF & Former Cabinet Secretary

Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary (DWS), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Nisheeth Kumar, Chief Operations, Knowledge Links

Nicolas Osbert, Chief – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, UNICEF

Samirendra Chatterjee, Executive President, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation

Subhash Gatade, Senior Journalist

Rumi Aijaz, Senior Fellow, ORF

The timing of this event is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.