UNICEF has called for promoting Pour Flush System in toilets stating it is far better than the traditional Tank Flush System as it saves water.
Water Environment Sanitation (WES) specialist from UNICEF, Amit Mehrotra, said this in a press conference on Total Sanitation Campaign in Lucknow, India.
He said a large quantity of water gest wasted in the old Flush Tank System in urban areas. To preserve water, Pour Flush System should be promoted in the country.
”More than 65 per cent people go outside for defecation in our country and without changing this picture, we cannot even think about the healthy India,” Mr Mehrotra said.
He added that UNICEF has set a target with government’s collaboration to construct two crore [20 million] toilets in rural areas. One crore [10 millon] toilets have been constructed so far.
”We do not have enough trained workers to construct such toilets. As per the requirement, at least one trained worker is needed in one village to reach the target but we have only 16 per cent trained workers till date,” said Mr Mehrotra.
He said UNICEF has worked on sanitation in 10 districts of Varansai region.
Source: UNI / Netdial123.com, 23 Oct 2009