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Sanity in Sanitation

Sanity in Sanitation

Jajaroo ni Jhumbesh

Jayanti S. Ravi
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On Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary in October 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared his vision for an Open-Defecation-Free India.
This book talks about the journey of an IAS officer who understood and leveraged the potential of
the government, community and citizens through cleanliness. The true meaning of Swachh Bharat was seen as village after village transformed into a cleaner hub. Citizens took ownership to keep their village Open Defecation Free (ODF) through activities such as ‘Triggering’ and ‘Gandhigiri’. The struggles and triumphs in fulfilling the dream of ODF Gujarat are passionately narrated here. The book relates the tale of a renewed satyagraha through Swachhagraha.
As we see a mother leading her toddler to squat on the toilet, we are sure the ‘luxury’ of toilet will
become a ‘necessity’.

Imprint: India Penguin Enterprise

Published: Apr/2019

ISBN: 9780143447573

Length : 296 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Sanity in Sanitation

Jajaroo ni Jhumbesh

Jayanti S. Ravi

On Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary in October 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared his vision for an Open-Defecation-Free India.
This book talks about the journey of an IAS officer who understood and leveraged the potential of
the government, community and citizens through cleanliness. The true meaning of Swachh Bharat was seen as village after village transformed into a cleaner hub. Citizens took ownership to keep their village Open Defecation Free (ODF) through activities such as ‘Triggering’ and ‘Gandhigiri’. The struggles and triumphs in fulfilling the dream of ODF Gujarat are passionately narrated here. The book relates the tale of a renewed satyagraha through Swachhagraha.
As we see a mother leading her toddler to squat on the toilet, we are sure the ‘luxury’ of toilet will
become a ‘necessity’.

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Jayanti S. Ravi

JAYANTI S. RAVI is a scientist, civil servant, writer, speaker, educator, performing vocalist and thinker. With a master's degree in nuclear physics from the University of Madras, an MPA
from Harvard University and a PhD in e-governance, she has authored books, published in international journals, guided doctoral students and also been a visiting faculty at Harvard University. Her professional experience includes serving as DDO in Sabarkantha, as collector in Panchmahals and as director of the National Advisory Council with
the Prime Minister's Office.
As principal secretary and commissioner, rural development, Gujarat, she has championed the Swachh Bharat Mission for rural sanitation in the state. Her innovative and creative multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving has led to major transformational outcomes across various sectors. Presently, she serves in
Gujarat as the principal secretary and commissioner, health and family welfare.