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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- Municipal Online Technical Tools - by: F H Mughal October 21, 2017Details like how they operate; are they beneficial; public perceptions for this mechanisms; how effective they are in solving municipal problems (overflowing manholes, sewers' clogging, and disposal of sludge (this is common nuisance here) ; and possibly, a comparative analyses of the various systems. F H Mughal
- Municipal Online Technical Tools - by: JKMakowka October 21, 2017Could you rephrase you question? What kind of details do you want? Without having looked into the details, these kind of software solutions are likely fairly standard issue trackers but with a nice easy to use mobile app that allows uploading geo-referenced pictures as attachments to the issues.
- When you hear the term "dry toilet" or "dry sanitation": does that include a pit latrine in your mind or not? - by: swoolley October 21, 2017Hi Elisabeth, My thoughts are as follows with the disclaimer that the terminology I use is native to South Africa. The brief version of the point I'd like to add is that a dry toilet and dry sanitation mean two very different things to me and my terminology. "Dry sanitation" and "dry toilets" are not the same thing in my understandin […]
- Municipal Online Technical Tools - by: F H Mughal October 21, 2017Web-based planning mechanisms that involve residents in local government’s decision-making process is becoming common. Citizens are becoming engaged in identifying the city’s most pressing problems and proposing solutions. These are called tech tools. For example, thousands of residents are using Qlue, a smartphone app that lets users snap a picture of uncol […]
- Installation of women's urinals in Berlin's Public Sanitation Facilities - by: muench October 21, 2017Interesting! Hey, any of our forum readers in Berlin, let us know when you have seen or used one of these urinals for females in your city... This reminded me of a small user survey that was conducted with women's urinals here in Frankfurt close to where I live. See here on the forum a post from 2012 (yes I have a good memory! Five years ago already): f […]
- Municipal Online Technical Tools - by: F H Mughal October 21, 2017