Gramalaya is a NGO dedicated to promoting safe drinking water, health and overall improvement of the rural, urban population in India. Thus, working for the integrated development activities aimed at health, economic and social development of the communities in the operation areas for the past 30 Years and received National Urban Water Award in 2010 from MDWS. Gramalaya envisions a society in which all people will have equal rights and access to protected water, sanitation, health and improved income status without gender discrimination. Gramalaya was established in 1987 with a group of committed youths in the field of rural development.
Participant Profile: M. Elangovan (Executive Director)
M. Elangovan is a post graduate in Commerce and Sociology. He got involved in the developmental sector through the Shepherd Program for the Upliftment of rural poor by educating them on environment sanitation, and tree plantation etc., during his college days at St. joseph's College,Tiruchirappalli. He joined Gramalaya in 1997 as social worker and made his way to Project Co-ordinator and since 2011 he has been working as Executive Director of Gramalaya. He has 18 years working experience in development sector on WASH and AIDS prevention and Formation of CBOs such as Peer Educators Association, AWASH committee. He has attended many national level conferences and meetings on WASH. He is one of the members in Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission. He is one of the internal resource person of Gramalaya for KRC training program for Water and Sanitation under MDWS, New Delhi.