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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- New SATO Connection System for Twin-Pit Pour Flush Latrines - by: pkjha August 23, 2017Dear Michal Emission of methane is from all toilets based on anaerobic condition like Septic tanks, single or two pit toilet, Shankar Balram toilet, ABR, Anaerobic filter, and Ecosan Toilet. It is not only Twin pit toilet where methane is formed. In case of twin pit toilet, there is no vent pipe and produced gases are not directly emitted in atmosphere. Such […]
- WG2 Meeting ~Stockholm~Monday 28th August~3.30pm to 5.30pm All welcome - by: ruthmiskelly August 23, 2017Working Group 2 (Market Development) members, Do you agree that the WASH sector will only achieve the SDGs through partnership at all levels? Are you committed to sharing your sanitation knowledge to directly support sector actors on the ground? If the answers to the above are “Yes” please come along to the WG 2 meeting being held ahead of Stockholm World […]
- New SATO Connection System for Twin-Pit Pour Flush Latrines - by: MichalKulak August 23, 2017Hello Everyone, I've been following the forum for a while, but since it is my first post here I will first say hello. I wanted to add to the points raised by Chris and Dean as we have recently done a Life Cycle Assessment study on twin pit latrines in India. Twin pit latrines are sometimes referred to as "sustainable" decentralised sanitation […]
- New SATO Connection System for Twin-Pit Pour Flush Latrines - by: pkjha August 23, 2017Dear Dean and Everyone I would like to add a few clarifications. Depth and dia of a twin pit for 5 users of toilet and for the soil having percolation rate of 30l/m2 , is 1 m each. Even a pit is filled by half, there is adequate space for percolation on incoming liquid. Simple calculation is as under. For 5 users of toilet having Indian pan with 20 mm water- […]
- New SATO Connection System for Twin-Pit Pour Flush Latrines - by: pkjha August 23, 2017