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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- Re: Research partners for technology and low cost solutions in Vietnam - by: muench April 27, 2017Dear Georgia, You said:We just completed a landscape FSM study that covers these three areas in rural Vietnam.Would you be able/willing to share this study here on the Forum? Could be useful for many people. Secondly, I didn't quite understand this part:We are now searching for research partners with technology and knowledge of low cost solutions for se […]
- Re: WaterAid School WASH research in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Nepal - by: muench April 27, 2017Dear Jacques, Thanks for putting together these key points. They are interesting but in order to use them for the Wikipedia article on WASH in schools, the language needs to be changed. It needs to be written for the lay person. At the moment it is still too complex, too much jargon and it is also not clear which reference goes with which statement or paragr […]
- Elimination of Manual Scavenging - by: muench April 27, 2017Dear Meenakshisundaram, I've moved your post into this existing thread which might answer some of your questions (please scrol up and note there are two pages to the discussion). Do you find any answers there? Technologies and fecal sludge management processes exist to overcome the issues with unsafe emptying of pit latrines, septic tanks and bucket toi […]
- Re: Defining the Scope of Case Study Research - What is a best practice? - by: GB April 27, 2017Abhishek, I agree....many of the times this holds true, unless there is a third party verification. As we have seen in the case of Nirmal Gram Puraskar in the past. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
- Forum upgrade successful!! What do you think? - by: muench April 27, 2017So, we have upgraded the underlying forum software to the latest version of Kunena* and have made a bunch of style changes. The aim was to make this Forum better, easier to understand for novices and more similar to the SuSanA website, the "mother website": www.susana.org . Thank you to Steffen Eisser from Dotwerkstatt, our IT person, who got this […]
- Re: Research partners for technology and low cost solutions in Vietnam - by: muench April 27, 2017