10th January, 2017 (MAINS)


Q1. The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to sanitation. [05marks/2011/GS-2] 50 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • fakir singh upsc

    nice initiative

  • Prakhar Verma

    Community-Led Total Sanitation approach refers to the behavioral change brought about in the field of sanitation through community mobilization and involvement. CLTS aims for a holistic and inclusive change by stimulating community mindset and encouraging them to conduct their own appraisals and choose tailor-made actions suitable to the local area with regard to open defecation in order to strive for open defecation free communities. It was introduced by Kamal Kar in Bangladesh with the help of NGO’s and its success prompted World Bank to spread it to India and other South Asian nations.