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.
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- Sampling feces -- technique and ethics! - by: muench February 18, 2018Dear Stuart, Very interesting! Sampling fresh feces is completely different to sampling wastewater or fecal sludge since it's so much "closer to source". You mentioned an ongoing research project at UKZN. Is it this one?: www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/projects/database/details/393 Standard Methods for the Analysis of Faecal Sludge 2016 - 201 […]
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