New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Re: A new short documentary film, "Behind The Data: The People Who Make Research Happen", on Sandec's YouTube channel! - by: elizabethtilley October 1, 2014Thanks for posting this Paul! You summarized it well, but I will just add a few extra thoughts. The motivation of making this movie was three-fold: 1. to briefly summarize the research project, though this really just provided the context for the bigger goal which was to: 2. underline the importance and difficulty of data collection. Though many of us know t […]
- Re: Sanitation Sustainability Indicators - by: muchie October 1, 2014Dear SKATAOL Thank you so much for this information. It will really make an impact on my studies regards Muchie
- Re: Self Sustained eToilet for households/ Urban-semi urban Public/ Community Sanitation (Eram Scientific, India) - by: Bincy October 1, 2014Eram Scientific unveils World’s cheapest solar powered eToilet for Schools Eram Scientific, the manufacturers of India’s first eToilet, unveils World’s cheapest unmanned, self-cleaning eToilet, with inbuilt solar panel and metallic platform for schools. The model called e-Lite14 eToilet for schools has automated self-cleaning and washing mechanisms and autom […]
- Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: mchalej September 30, 2014Thanks for the comments, Franz. We're focusing product development on the user interface in the short term, but I definately agreee that there are producet opportunities in the underground structure as well.
- Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: mchalej September 30, 2014Thanks for the comments Krischan. I agree that Africa is too large and divers to consider as a single market. We're speaking of it in that manner for simplicity, but certainly not really thinking it. In fact, we've already migrated towards development of several related concepts as opposed to one. Also agree with the target being peri-urban (and ru […]
- Re: A new short documentary film, "Behind The Data: The People Who Make Research Happen", on Sandec's YouTube channel! - by: elizabethtilley October 1, 2014
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