CANALPY is a joint initiative by IIT Bombay and KILA in Alappuzha and Kuttanad, Kerala

We strive for reclaiming Alappuzha’s canals by promoting a decentralised, financially and socially sustainable, equitable model of sanitation which can be applied in small towns across Kerala, and potentially India – in the face of increasing institutional trends towards centralisation.

In Kuttanad, our work is based on a disaster resilience framework, by equipping residents to ‘live with the flood’ in a changing global climate. This is achieved by local livelihood based activities which encourage capacity building at the level of local body.

our work in alappuzha

Our team has been working in Alappuzha since November 2017. Check out an overview of activities and details here.

our work in kuttanad

We have been working in Nedumudy Panchayat in Kuttanad with a focus on disaster resilience, to equip residents to ‘live with the flood’ in a changing climate.

our knowledge bank

We have acquired a wealth of information about the physical character of the canal system, and socioeconomic data and sanitation practices of households and institutions across Alappuzha.

The CANALPY Campaign

The CANALPY Campaign is an ongoing effort since April 2018 to mobilise the efforts of youth and general public of Alappuzha to reclaim the canals through a citizen driven effort. Till date, there have been multiple campaigns. Watch our campaign video here. 

Visit us

3rd Floor, KSCMMC, Chungam, Alappuzha

Call us

Call us at +91 9920234856