NASA National Sanitation and Enviornment Improvment Foundation
A non-profit Voluntary Organisation
Reenacted Dandi March- 2005
Again a new turning point was awaiting for NASA Foundation...
Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh Mela
However, year 2004 was all together proved to be a new turning point and innovative experience....
Palitana Project
NASA Foundation has undertaken its 61st major project to build a public sanitation facility...
About NASA - Credentials and History of Previous Work
  • Mr.Sooryakant Parikh founded NASA in 1988.  Since then, NASA has gathered tremendous experience in building and operating toilet complexes, negotiating with the local governments or private trusts to get the land, and employing and retaining people in this line of work.  To date, NASA has built, and operates, over 100 toilet complexes in Gujarat, including places of worship such as Dwarka, Somnath, Ambaji and Dakor, several hospitals such as Civil Hospital and VS Hospital in Ahmedabad, and a number of ST bus stations throughout Gujarat.
  • NASA employs close to 400 people on full-time basis, out of which over a third are women.  There is a special emphasis to create employment opportunities for women.  Of the 400 people, only about 20 are based in the Head Office in Ahmedabad; the rest are field personnel.
  • NASA also mobilized its resources after the Gujarat earthquake in 2001 to build and deploy toilet complexes for hundreds of displaced people and a large number of relief workers in Kutch. 
  • After the unfortunate communal riots in Ahmedabad in 2002, NASA used its own resources to help hundreds of women that had lost their homes and families with temporary shelter, food and clothing.
  • For the Kumbha Mela in Ujjain in 2004, NASA provided and managed over 20,000 temporary toilet-bath units throughout during the two-month long Mela.  
  • NASA provided toilet and bath facilities to over 500 participants over a 26-day period during the reenactment of Gandhiji’s historical 240-mile Dandi March in 2005.
  • Sooryakant Parikh received the Desh Snehi Award from India Foundation of Bangalore in October 2005 for his pioneering work in public sanitation.