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.
What are your sanitation information sources?
- Re: Reply: Best decentralized treatment solution for a city without a centralized sewage system? - by: cecile January 23, 2017Dear Qasem, There was one publication on composting toilets in remote and cold areas by Geoff Hill. You can find it in SuSanA's library here:An evaluation of waterless human waste management systems at North American public remote sites I am not suggesting the solution is composting toilets (the conclusion was that the degradation of fecal matter was no […]
- Re: We have a mobile version of the forum for smartphones and tablet computers - Further improvements - by: dotwerkstatt January 23, 2017Hello, we want to update the forum to a never version in the next months (using the funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, see explanation here on the Forum: forum.susana.org/component/kunena/10-ann...l-knowledge-platform). With this update we will close security holes and bring the forum to actual technical standards. This will need a lot of ti […]
- 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: Anjavonfalkenhausen January 23, 2017Dear all, I am writing on behalf of Neelima Thota. She works with GOPA, Germany and would like to share this post with you: Cities are striving for a clean and healthy city sanitation environment –where did we reach? Where did we reach ??? Pan India, the towns/cities are inching closer to the milestone of ‘ODF’ status; ‘Open Defecation Free’ status, that cit […]
- Re: Time taken for faecal sludge tankers to discharge? - by: kevintayler January 23, 2017Dear Christoph Thanks for this. I am currently in Dehradun, India and had a chance to observe a tanker discharging into a sewer on Friday. The tanker capacity was 4000 litres and the outlet was 100mm but they connected a 75m hose to the outlet and dropped the hose into the sewer. That would have increased the head at the end of the pipe but on the other hand […]
- Re: Reply: Best decentralized treatment solution for a city without a centralized sewage system? - by: cecile January 23, 2017
- An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Add to favourites