Meet Professor Jyoti Lamba, turned sanitation warrior, who built 10,000 toilets in Gujarat


Motivated by Gandhian ideals of providing every individual with their basic health needs, she was moved by the difficulty faced by women in the villages.

Highlighting the importance of working at the grassroots level to improve access to sanitation and infrastructure in the country, Professor Jyoti Lamba from Gujarat spoke about her journey during Network18 and Harpic’s Mission Swachhta Aur Paani telethon at the occasion of World Toilet Day, Saturday. Professor Lamba spoke about what inspired and motivated her to build over 10,000 toilets in her home country.

Professor Lamba said that if before there was the construction of sanitation infrastructure like toilets, it was in 2014 after the launch of the Swachh Bharat (Gramin) mission by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the construction of more toilets just got easier. The sanitation campaigner revealed that she was first inspired to create more toilets when faculty members from Gujarat Vidyapith visited a village and had problems with the lack of sanitation infrastructure.

Motivated by Gandhian ideals of providing every individual with their basic health needs, she was moved by the difficulty faced by women in the villages and began to take care of their basic health and hygiene needs.

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“Seeing women waiting for nightfall just to attend to their bodily needs moved me, and that’s what allowed me to move this work forward. In women’s villages where there are no separate toilets and especially pregnant women and new mothers suffer more,” she said.

Lamba, who is a professor at the University of Ahmedabad, also added that while building the infrastructure can be done easily, changing people’s behavior and mindset is a much more difficult task that requires the helping families and communities in unity. This work has brought him a lot of joy and satisfaction, added Professor Lamba.

Mission Swachhta Aur Paani is a Network18 and Hapric sanitation campaign that advocates equality for all genders, abilities, castes and classes and strongly believes that clean toilets are a shared responsibility and everyone should have access to them. As women are often disproportionately affected by a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene, it is particularly important to ensure that all women have the right to equal access to clean toilets and toilets.

(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)


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