Phase I involved rejuvenating local water supply systems in villages in Tamil Nadu. Phase II of the project focused on household sanitation.
In phase III, Gandhigram will strengthen local institutions to provide water supply and sanitation services, and it will help villages achieve complete sanitation. The project will develop model villages demonstrating the sustainable management of water and sanitation facilities at a local level. It will also improve hygienic practices by providing access to water and sanitary facilities, as well as the safe disposal of waste-water and solid waste. This project also seeks to analyse levels of water usage and the costs involved in providing a water supply through surveys and action research.
Gandhigram has worked in the development sector for the past several decades in the field of rural development, focusing on health, education and community-led resource management.