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: Worm toilets and deworming tablets - by: Angus January 20, 2017Thanks for the help everyone, It sounds like the deworming tablets won't necessarily be harmful to the worms in the toilet then, particularly if worms can survive dewormed cow manure. This is just as well, because I've confirmed that all schoolchildren under 15 are given deworming tablets once a year. I don't know how I could go about doing an […]
- Re: Getting the bigger picture - Creating sanitation systems for whole cities. City-wide planning and the role of FSM in the case of India - by: magdalenabauer January 20, 2017Dear all, thanks for havin this discussion so far. Your contributions are valuable for us and our partners. I wanted to inform you that the output of this discussion will be taken to the GIZ workshop on 23rd February as part of FSM4. Additionally, we also will prepare a synthesis document, where all comments and argumentd will be summarized. Hope this is som […]
- Re: Getting the bigger picture - Creating sanitation systems for whole cities. City-wide planning and the role of FSM in the case of India - by: monikab January 20, 2017To trigger the discussion further, I would like to pose the third question as 3. How is FSM playing a role here? Examples for integrated planning As mentioned in one of the replies, it is interesting to see that the decision makers, engineers do understand now that the need for FSM solutions to address the gaps in city wide sanitation solutions. The critical […]
- Re: Getting the bigger picture - Creating sanitation systems for whole cities. City-wide planning and the role of FSM in the case of India - by: nityajacob January 20, 2017Dear Dirk and others, Septic tanks collect more sewage than sewage systems! They are more critical in urban sanitation than sewage systems. Unfortunately, most tanks are badly designed and made compounding problems of pollution from untreated effluents. There is no systematic way to collect, transport and handle their sludge - it is done by human beings desp […]
- Reply: Best decentralized treatment solution for a city without a centralized sewage system? - by: qasem120 January 20, 2017Dear Cecil The decentralized treatment system which is introduced by BORDA in Afghanistan dose not work properly in cold season. If you know a better decentralized system for cold region please me know. Best regards Qasem Brati Director of the water supply and Canalization in ministry of Urban Development and housing. Afghanistan
- Re: Worm toilets and deworming tablets - by: Angus January 20, 2017
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