From plastic portable loos to Sanitary Bonds, India needs a latrine policy

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  After Mahatma Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh is the only national leader to be genuinely concerned that 65 years after Independence, some 600 million Indians in the 21st century continue to use open skies as their latrines. While Lee Kuan Yew continues to exhort Singaporeans to have cleaner loos, our ministry of railways thinks depositing human excreta all along the country's… Read more »

Sanitation Shortage Hurts Health, Education of India’s Girls and Women

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Inadequate sanitation facilities in rural and urban India endanger the safety and health of girls and women as well as force them to drop out of school and quit their jobs. Advocates demand that the government and community prioritize this basic need before pursuing further technological advancements in the country. NEW DELHI, INDIA – Each… Read more »

World’s unique toilet museum – Sulabh International museum of toilets, Delhi

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Sulabh International is an Indian based social service organization which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, and non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education. The organization counts 50,000 volunteers. Sulabh International is the largest non-profit organization in India. Sulabh was founded by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak in 1970. Innovations include a… Read more »

Sulabh international Toilet Museum in New Delhi, India.

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Fala Fil talked to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of the Sulabh International Toilet Museum. He is Ph.D., D.Litt. Action Sociologist and Reformer, International Expert on Cost-Effective, Biogas and Rural Development. Read below the full interview. The “Toilet” is part of the history of humanity. The first pieces were developed over five thousand years. Where in the… Read more »

‘Delhi needs at least 50,000 urinals’

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Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak feels the government has to gets its act together if it really plans to promote the use of toilets.  In an interview with Sugandha Pathak, he suggests direct  funding and a  more aggressive awareness campaign.  Excerpts: How do think Delhi fares in providing public toilet facilities? Delhi requires at least… Read more »

A stinking mess

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Census 2011 threw up a malodorous statistic: people in 49.8 per cent of households have no toilet facilities and defecate in the open. In contrast, 63.2 per cent of households have a telephone connection, of which 52.3 per cent have cell phones; as for televisions, almost half of the country’s households possess one. Nobody would… Read more »