TNN | Nov 19, 2017, 07:03 IST
Mewat: The village of Marora in Mewat is all set to get 95 toilets on Sunday, which is celebrated as World Toilet Day. The toilets have been constructed by Sulabh International, a social service organisation. The new toilets require lesser water for flushing, and the waste will be converted into manure.
Out of the 120 houses in the village, only 25 had toilets. Now, Sunday will see the remaining 95 households in the village, as well as the government primary school, getting toilets.
Considering the water shortage in the village, the ‘Magic Toilets’ have been made with twin-pit technology, which doesn’t require a sewerage line and needs only one litre of water for flushing.
The excrement is collected in an underground pit, which will eventually be composted into manure after two years.
“Each Sulabh Magic Toilet will cost around Rs 40,000. It’ll help not only in keeping the village open-defecation free, but in socially uplifting the area too,” said Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder, Sulabh International.