The Sulabh has prepared an Encyclopaedia of Sanitation. It gives a new dimension to public health and seeks to highlight the factors in the physical environment which exercise a deleterious effect on people’s physical, mental or social capabilities. It is a unique academic exercise, spread over a decade and compiled by a team of dedicated technical professionals with expertise in all areas of sanitation.
The Encyclopaedia of Sanitation, a new reference work, is also designed to complement the existing literature available on health, hygiene and sanitation. One of the major objectives of this encyclopaedia is to encourage the rapid development of sanitation and hygiene throughout the world and to serve as a guide to public health professionals and administrators. The encyclopaedia aims at the standardization of terminology and research procedures, largely through examples and articles that have been included expressly for this purpose. It will help all those who are working towards creating a pollution-free society.
The encyclopaedia marks the new openings for the academics to prepare teaching modules for students and building the cadre for bringing about a social transformation in society. In the Third World, in particular, the major cause of environmental pollution is the absence of awareness of hygienic and safe human waste disposal systems.The encyclopaedia also creates an awareness among the intellectuals to shed the conventional notions and develop a commitment to health and hygiene. As yet there is no single reference book in this area. Indeed, knowledge about sanitation is scattered all over. The encyclopaedia seeks to consolidate such knowledge and make it a ready reference work for professionals and health workers alike.