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: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: ddiba February 20, 2017Hi Ruth, Thanks for the suggestions. Since this is WG 6, I think that the edits related to the SDGs should also target SDG 11 - "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". Regards, Daniel
- Re: Emptying of sludge - How can we know the consistency of the fecal sludge during the emptying if it can be pumped or not? - by: ddiba February 20, 2017I also think it is quite hard to understand the real intention of the question as originally posted. I would assume that it is emptiers who would be interested in knowing the consistency of the faecal sludge, ideally before they arrive at the facility itself. However, I don't see a scenario of facility users doing the consistency test themselves so I th […]
- Re: Reuse of Faecal Sludge in Agriculture in Mzuzu, Malawi - by: Adrianm318 February 20, 2017Hi, Thanks for the responses. Chris: Interesting suggestions and many thanks for them. Unfortunately there isn't equipment for testing for ascaris here currently. Having done an inventory can mainly test for nutrients as nitrogen and phosphates which will help assess suitability for agriculture and there's also COD testing equipment. I'm not s […]
- Re: 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference - 19-22 February 2017 in Chennai, India - Meet us at the SuSanA Booth! - by: magdalenabauer February 20, 2017Dear all! Greeting from the SuSanA Booth at FSM4 Chennai! It conference kicked-off some hours ago. If you want to know whats going on please follow us on twitter @susana_org or @FSM_India with #FSM4 and #FSMCleanUpIndia We will keep up updated about all important events there! Kind Regards, Maggie on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat
- Re: Meeting of Working Group 1 at the FSM4 Conference in Chennai, India (between the 19th and 23rd of February) - by: seshadri February 20, 2017I will attend the meeting. As this is the first time I attend WG1, I will be more of a spectator to get to know more information.
- Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: ddiba February 20, 2017
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