Loughborough University
Nayak-2132.pdf (396.94 kB)

A mobile based system for monitoring usage of household latrines and hygiene practices in Madhya Pradesh, India

Download (396.94 kB)
conference contribution
posted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by Vishal Nayak, Mathew Luckose
Major concern in India is not only to achieve MDG sanitation target but also how to addresses the issues of defunct, incomplete or not in use toilets. Lack of engagement of community causes major slip backs. This paper presents results from a project in Icchawar block, Madhya Pradesh, India in year 2014-15 on Mobile Based Monitoring System (MBMS) designed to monitor household levels sanitation and hygiene practices. Triangular approach was adopted - survey through mobile by village level workers, validation of data with community and its use by concern authorities. Paper presents that how MBMS can improve community monitoring, strengthen village level workers and help community as well as decision makers to take corrective measures.MBMS captured evidences in the form of geo-tagging position of toilet infrastructure and photograph of toilet, which improve quality of data and reliability and helps to improve transparency and accountability in the implementation of sanitation programmes.



  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Published in

WEDC Conference


NAYAK, V. and LUCKOSE, M., 2015. A mobile based system for monitoring usage of household latrines and hygiene practices in Madhya Pradesh, India. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 6pp.


© WEDC, Loughborough University


  • VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date



This is a conference paper.

Other identifier



  • en

Usage metrics

    WEDC 38th International Conference


    No categories selected