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Commitment
9 - Emphasize research and development on low-cost, appropriate sanitation products, linked with sanitation marketing and innovative solutions for environmentally sound sanitation systems.
Decided at SACOSAN V, 2013
0.66

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Budget allocation for R & D on new sanitation products.
0
No increase in budget allocation
0.3
Budget allocation for new sanitation products increased by 10%
0.7
Budget allocation for new sanitation products increased by 25%
1
Budget allocation for new sanitation products increased by 50%
1.00
× 33%

Achievement reported for commitment " Budget allocation for R & D on new sanitation products"

SBM(G) guidelines includes budget availability, creation of RDAC, criteria for selection of suitable technologies. Around 2 percent of the overall SBM program budget is kept aside for R&D initiatives. SBM guidelines encourage states to spend money on R&D activities and this is part of state AIPs. Government recently conducted Indovation 2015 and RALU to come out with new technologies in sanitation space. Also MDWS in collaboration with BMGF conducted Reinvent The Toilet Challenge (RTTC) to discover innovative solutions to sanitation. Overall the government is spending and focusing on this component. While there are a lot of new products developed for solving the sanitation problem, however it is unclear whether these products are developed using SBM funds or otherwise. Some of the products includes DRDO Bio-Digester, Free days - cheap sanitary napkins, sanitary napkin incinerator, Stone India Limited – EnBiolet, BMGF's EcovaporToilet. However there is still ample room for improvement and innovation.

CSO Traffic Light Paper scores and evidence, India, 2016

Traffic Lights Paper (TLP)/Progress Chase Matrix of the commitments made by the countries represented at the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) V held in Kathmandu, Nepal during October 2013. It was prepared in close consultation with FANSA and WaterAid India, and other key stakeholders in the sanitation sector.

Actual Utilization of funds allocated above.
0
Nil
0.3
Utilisation of at least 25% of funds allocated
0.7
Utilisation of at least 50% of funds allocated
1
Utilisation of at least 75% of funds allocated
0.00
× 33%
New sanitation products/solutions developed.
0
Nil
0.3
At least 1 new product developed
0.7
At least 2 new products developed
1
At least 3 new products developed
1.00
× 33%