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 estimates on safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene - by: muench July 20, 2017Dear Mughal, I am also learning about the new definitions... Having looked at the report again today, I think I can now answer your question. Check out Figure 13: The new JMP ladder for hygiene SERVICE LEVEL DEFINITION BASIC Service level: Availability of a handwashing facility on premises with soap and water LIMITED Service level: Availability of a handwash […]
- Looking for UDDT contacts in Sweden - by: muench July 20, 2017Dear Tore, I don't know which group in Stockholm who is doing UDDT research you mean? Do you mean Stockholm Environment Institute? You could contact Arno Rosemarin via their website or by using the contacting function here in the forum. But they are not doing UDDT research at present as far as I know. There is also this document in the SuSanA library th […]
- Is there a future for shared sanitation? - by: SharedSaniMsc July 20, 2017Thanks for your response Kris, that's a really interesting perspective; that by keeping it "unimproved", it keeps the door open for further improvements. I wonder if there's a counter-argument whereby the "unimproved" status leads to shared sanitation not being considered in those situations where it is the best solution; e.g. t […]
- Introducing Miss Microfinance Nigeria: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat July 20, 2017We would like to welcome Miss Microfinance Nigeria from Nigeria as a new SuSanA partner organisation! The following text is taken from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves. Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation: Miss Microfinance is a voluntary organization that is focused on changing labor dynamics in […]
- Investigating the social determinants of open defecation in India - by: jamespharper July 20, 2017Thank you for sharing about your research in India. Behavior change, social norms and cultural influences are fascinating and so important to understand in development. I am in the formative stages of my PhD research and am considering doing something similar in Cambodia, however focused on fecal sludge management. It would be very helpful and interesting to […]
- New estimates on safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene - by: muench July 20, 2017