He is widely known as Padman, Padwarrior for breaking the taboos and spreading awareness and conducting extensive workshops on menstrual hygiene across the nation. In 2015, Anurag started a project called WASH – Women, Sanitation, Hygiene, that works towards educating women about menstrual hygiene, providing them sanitary napkins and giving training to them for making bio-degradable sanitary napkins. The cause has also received support from actress Twinkle Khanna. Anurag runs this programs in many villages, slums, government schools & colleges nation wide. The organisation has conducted hundreds of such workshops and reached out to over half a million women in India.
Actor Anil Kapoor along with many other bollywood celebs while interacting with Chauhan praised his efforts and congratulated him for the work he has been doing for the society.