Corporates can bring value to the sanitation ecosystem by partnering with SMEs4 min read 17 Oct 2022, 04:52 PM IST
By focusing on SMEs, corporates give them access to their scaled-up supply chains, and a peek into the market trends, thereby also unlocking systematic demand. This in turn drives the manufacturing of goods, designing of services, and generation of data
As the sanitation economy grows significantly in India, the current ecosystem requires enhanced participation from corporations to ensure India achieves its SDGs by 2030. Multistakeholder participation, therefore, becomes a priority among private and public sector players to enable universal and sustainable access to water and sanitation. Globally, the lack of basic sanitation facilities for 1.7 billion people with 494 million subjected to unsafe sanitation, leaving them susceptible to the COVID-19 virus and other diseases are two unsettling realities that were highlighted at the peak of the pandemic and extended lockdowns.