Sanchaita Gajapati, a lawyer by profession comes with a vast experience in the field of media and communication. She has produced and worked in numerous award winning and critically acclaimed TV series and documentaries.
In 2011 she chose to leave the media and legal profession to work in the not for profit world and set up her registered Trust SANA- Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives. SANA has concentrated in the water and sanitation space- using cutting edge technology. In 2013, SANA’s integrated model of Solar Powered Compact Water purifying station cum bio toilets won the Google Impact Challenge and a grant of Rs.30 million. Sanchaita used this grant money to scale up her vision of providing drinking water and toilets to 20 villages in Andhra Pradesh.
SANA has also set up, along with the DJB, Delhi’s first Toilet to Tap initiative, where sewage waste is converted into safe drinking water. This Solar Powered SANA Sujala Dhara was inaugurated recently by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi in presence of Kapil Mishra, Delhi’s Water Minister.