A report that includes the findings of the ASHWAS survey- a peoples' survey where the surveyors were selected from the respective communities.
This report includes the findings of the ASHWAS survey (A Survey of Household Water and Sanitation), a participatory survey carried out by Arghyam, that included 28 districts of Karnataka covering more than 17,200 households across 172 gram panchayats (GPs). This was a peoples' survey, and the surveyors were selected from the respective communities that included students, women from self help groups, local NGO partners and other volunteers.
Arghyam who conducted the survey, worked with over 18 partners from August 2008 across Karnataka. These partners mostly included local NGOs, who have worked extensively with the communities in the respective districts. Partnership was from planning, designing and implementing the program, to developing the questionnaires, executing the survey and analysis and report generation.
The ASHWAS survey design and methodology was arrived at after consulting the experts (including Government officials) and referencing some of the past surveys in this domain. Except Bangalore Urban district, all the other 28 districts were covered in the sampling for the survey.
For more info, and to download the Gram Panchayat, District and State-level reports, please see here.