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.
- On Facebook- Sustainable sanitation in India - by: zenrainman October 22, 2014As a country India unfortunately has the single largest number of people defecating in the open at close to 600 million people. About 120 million toilets will be built in rural India in the coming five years , most of them with a single pit . Urban India is also faced with a challenge of less number of community toilets in low income areas and slums as well […]
- Re: Biochar and MgO used to recover P and N from urine - by: SanttuWECF October 22, 2014Hi! I'm trying to design a struvite reactor providing low cost struvite to compete with chemical fertilizers in Kyrgyzstan. I was wondering if anyone has tried struvite production in domestic scale/larger scale before in this forum? I want to combine the same concept that Soilet shared in the thread below. The combination of biochar and struvite is a de […]
- Re: 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - Vietnam 19-21 January 2015 - by: wasifbashir15 October 22, 2014Respected Sir Trevor and F H Mughal Greetings from Pakistan. HOPE you people will be fine and doing all well. I would love to share with you that I am going to participate in this esteemed learning conference and will present my research study as a speaker from Pakistan. So I will feel pride to support you intellectual & manual for organizing SUSANA Foru […]
- Re: City Partnerships for Urban Sanitation Service Delivery (BMGF and DfID funded) - by: denniskl October 22, 2014Thank you Christoph will read manuals and docs
- Re: City Partnerships for Urban Sanitation Service Delivery (BMGF and DfID funded) - by: christoph October 22, 2014Hi Dennis, Krishan and Elisabeth, so many questions. I will try to answer at least some now. Krishan: we always do double vault because we don´t trust. A double vault has a need to collect every 6-12 month, a sack system is dependent on a well functioning service model. I think this might be the future but right now I do not trust these solutions. I think we […]
- On Facebook- Sustainable sanitation in India - by: zenrainman October 22, 2014
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