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.
- Twin pit pour flush latrines in India - is it timely to call into question the design and operating principles? - by: goeco February 24, 2018I'm not yet ready to let this subject lie unresolved, with so many pits continuing to be constructed. What a big mistake. I will reiterate what I have been saying and add a diagram. Before that however, I'll quote from a BGS report (thanks @stevensugden ): Open defecation is practised by over 600 million people in India and there is a strong politi […]
- Depicting Poor Sanitation as Monster - by: F H Mughal February 24, 2018One website, Atlas Obscura - www.atlasobscura.com/articles/your-clima...ge-monsters-revealed - has shown climate change in the shape of animated monsters. This is, of course, to draw readers' attention to the menace of climate change - pretty interesting! Does a similar thing exist for poor sanitation? If not, then, I request WaterAid to kindly develop […]
- Poor Sanitation Also Affects Animals - by: F H Mughal February 23, 2018Poor Sanitation Also Affects Animals Human beings are badly impacted by poor sanitation. Overflowing gutters, broken manholes with sewage oozing out, sewage discharge in depressions and on vacant lands create unhygienic conditions. Not only people in developing countries are affected, people living in developed countries also suffer due to poor sanitation. I […]
- Solar treatment of feces? - by: SeptienS February 23, 2018Hi Tore! Actually we are conducting research about the deactivation of Ascaris eggs with temperature at the Pollution Research Group, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. We expect to present our results in a paper from a peer-review journal at the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019, and also during FSM5 conference. Please contact me if you need […]
- Solar treatment of feces? - by: Tore February 23, 2018I have gone back and read my responses and have not been able to find the word 'ahcart'. Where did I use it so I can intelligently respond?
- Twin pit pour flush latrines in India - is it timely to call into question the design and operating principles? - by: goeco February 24, 2018