Practical Action has been working in India for several years, with projects in the eastern province of Odisha. We have also been offering technical information and consultancy services through our Delhi office and knowledge services in India through our knowledge sharing unit; Practical Answers.

Where we work

We have local offices in Delhi for Practical Action Consulting and in Odisha for Practical Action India Office, with project work being managed from our South Asia regional office in Kathmandhu.

News from our blogs

Bidding adieu to 2016 : 10 best examples of practical solutions from India

With a number of challenges on the field and off the field, the team in India has managed to deliver some good sustainable practical solutions in last couple of years. Moving ahead for an eventful 2017 and with added challenges and milestones, I t...
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‘Sunolo Sakhi’, let's do the #PeriodTalk

Written by Aurosmita Acharya, Journalist, DNA, India ‘Sunolo Sakhi’, literally meaning 'Sisters, let's listen', was broadcast for the first time this year on February 6 on a community radio station in Bhubaneswar. Aiming to spread awareness ...
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10 reasons why Practical Action is the best organisation I have worked in so far

Since, I started my professional work life on 1 April 2010, I have served 8 different organisations in just 6 years and freelanced for numbers of other organisations voluntarily and also as consultants before. I clearly remember 13 July 2015, t...
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Access to energy

Energy as an important element of life and wellbeing is yet to be accessible at many communities and we try to fill in the gap. The basic daily energy needs for many household in the difficult regions of the state of Odisha has been taken care by our energy interventions.

Urban WASH and waste

Practical Action are delivering significant water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes in India, promoting the community-led total sanitation approach with partners and local governments, demonstrating best practice and developing innovative technologies for clean water and waste management.

Our current work is focused on faecal sludge management and treatment for growing urban set ups.

Studies, research and reports

Our works are mostly evolved from evidence-based research and need-based studies. We analyse and then implement to improve the lives of marginalised communities. We also document good practices from our work for further reference. We have done a few extensive studies to know the pattern and need of different means to make life easy and bring about change which later helped us to design our projects and work on them. Also we have made compendiums of case studies to showcase the good work different projects have achieved during implementation.

  • Gender and Livelihoods Impacts of Clean Cookstoves in Odisha (GAAC)
  • Odisha State Sanitation Landscape
  • Life Dignified (Case study compendium of project on 'Safe and Healthy environment for children of waste workers

Studies, research and reports

Practical Answers

Our technical information service, Practical Answers offers free information on a range of development topics.

In addition, we are working with READ Global in Uttar Pradesh and Rajistan to establish local helplines for rural communities, and have set up a pilot project to capture knowledge from our experiences in Odisha.

We are also using a new radio show to share knowledge on menstrual hygiene in the slums of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Practical Answers' work in India

Consultancy

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) have been operating from Delhi since 2012. Since then, PAC India has been involved in expanding PAC's portfolio with projects including:

  • Distribution Models for off-grid solar lighting in Odisha (with Christian Aid)
  • International Emergency Market Systems and Analysis Toolkit Training
  • Best practices of Developing pro-poor markets - a South Asia perspective workshop markets development of base of the pyramid

More about Practical Action Consulting India

Practical Action Foundation

The Indian entity of Practical Action is now started with the name of PAF (Practical Action Foundation).

PAF has started working in the core area of Urban WASH. Using the expertise and knowledge of Practical Action in earlier projects, PAF has undertaken few projects in India.

A project being funded by Apollo Foundation named as ‘Clean My Transport Nagar’ has been started by PAF at Jaipur. This project will be providing sanitation facilities and awareness of Transport Nagar in Jodhpur & Jaipur cities of Rajasthan.

Similarly in Dhenkanal and Angul Municipality of Odisha, PAF is implementing the Project Nirmal with the support from Arghyam Trust. Project Nirmal is expected to bring an inclusive awareness and change in behaviour and practices of good sanitation among the citizens of both the municipalities and will set up a faecal sludge management system. 

Contact us

Practical Action South Asia : Narayan Gopal Sadak, Paninpokhari, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4423639 / 4423640 | Email: info@practicalaction.org.np

Practical Action Consulting India : A-1, 178 (Near Church), Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi-110029, INDIA |  Email: info-india@practicalaction.org 

Practical Action India Office: Plot No: M-76, Madhusudan Nagar, Bhubaneswar -751001
Tel: 0674:2392135/2392836 | Email: info-india@practicalaction.org | Web: www.practicalaction.org/india

Directions: map from airport | map from railway station

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