What is Nirmal Waari Initiative:

Nirmal Waari drive is about providing portable toilets to mass gathering during annual Pandharpur waari & get volunteers help to ensure usage of toilets.

Goals of Nirmal Waari Initiative:

  1. Showcase how to avoid pollution due to open defecation during waari.
  2. Improve usage of toilet in rural area.

Objectives of Nirmal Waari Initiative:

  1. Provide toilets on waari route.
  2. Create awareness about use of toilets.
  3. Showcase benefits of usage of toilet in rural area by volunteering connect.


  1. To improve usage of toilets we need to tab opportunities for Mass education by providing toilets facilities & Basic toilet Training as well as public participation.
  2. Mass education would happen through mass gatherings, cultural programs, Schools etc.
  3. As part of Swachha Bharat we are promoting use of toilets. Govt is providing toilets in kumbha mela. Similarly for waari there is need to provide toilets. This will result in toilet adoption in rural area.
  4. Post waari 33 destinations are impacted due to open defecation. Multiple waterborne diseases spread across these villages this can be avoided by providing toilets & creating awareness.

Beneficiaries & Measurement:

  1. Direct beneficiaries (Tangible): Resident of the village / town where Palakhi have designated halt warkari’s.
  2. Indirect beneficiaries (Non tangible)
    1. Environment
    2. Animals in the area
    3. Floating population of that village / town
  3. Measurement & Metrics:
    1. Toilet usage
    2. Slurry collected
    3. % open defecation
    4. Illness spread post waari (non tangible)

Nirmal Waari 2016:

For “Nirmal waari”, we need to provide toilets with below consideration,

  1. Toilets have to be temporarily placed at waari mukkam locations
  2. Adequate number of toilets need to be deployed
  3. Toilets need to be at convenient locations
  4. With appropriate Lights arrangements
  5. With Adequate water supply
  6. With Clean up service
  7. With plan for slurry Processing
  8. Volunteers promoting use of toilets & monitoring clean up service, water availability, and Lights arrangements

You can donate to Seva Sahayog Foundation Nirmal Waari Abhiyaan by clicking here.

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Toilet Recommended Specifications:

Nirmal Waari 2016 Schedule

Below is a video which has been made for Nirmal Waari 2016.

Seva Sahayog Foundation is working to provide better sanitation facilities so that the route through which the Waari passes, remains clean and the post-waari problems are reduced, which in turn will help in better health for the villagers. Part 1 of that initiative was super successful, and known to a lot many people via various media reports – Times of India, Loksatta etc.