Tamil Nadu, Apr. 26, 2013: The State’s ‘Namma Toilet’ model shows public involvement is crucial in building user-friendly sanitation facilities
In December 2011, the Government of Tamil Nadu declared that it would take steps to provide safe sanitation to all its residents by 2015. This ambitious goal led to sanitation being recognised as a priority “State” issue. In pursuit of improving sanitation services, a multidisciplinary team was formed to look into various aspects of urban sanitation.
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 7, 2013: A ‘five-cent’ toilet solution aimed at saving 40 per cent of the world’s population, mostly in the developing countries, has been in the works for some time now.
A commercially viable option should come up over the next two three years, according to Doulaye Kone, senior programme officer, at Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Kone heads the water, sanitation and hygiene programme (global development), at the foundation.
New Delhi, Mar 7, 2013: The Government has approved Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation’s proposal to extend the Integrated Low Cost Sanitation Scheme to the Twelfth Five Year with revised features and cost estimates. This was stated by Shri Ajay Maken, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA), in the Rajya Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri A.
Babar Kabir is the Senior Director at BRAC and programme director of the BRAC WASH programme. He talks to IRC’s Joep Verhagen about this huge programme, the importance of the Village WASH Committee, and emerging sanitation innovations.
Dec 27, 2012: The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Low Cost Sanitation for Liberation of Scavengers started from 1980-81 initially through the Ministry of Home Affairs and later on through the Ministry of Welfare. From 1980-90, it came to be operated through the Ministry of Urban Development and later on through Ministry of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation now titled Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation.
Jammu, Feb 6, 2013: N N Vohra, Governor, has called for urgent utilization of eco-friendly technologies for the sustained protection of environment and ecology.
The Governor said this while receiving a detailed presentation by a team of senior scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on bio-digester based eco-friendly toilets, at Raj Bhavan, here last evening.
Feb 5, 2013: Low cost latrines constructed by the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) in Bangladesh performed well in their first real flood test.
After the July 2012 floods, which also hit the CLP programme area in the districts of Jamalpur and Kurigram on the northern Jamuna, only 14% of the low cost latrines were destroyed or unusable. During the flooding, recipients continued to have access to sanitation.
Usage of Green Technology makes the product water and energy positive. It uses naturally growing product to provide the best of sanitation at an optimal cost.
Biological Toilets convert human waste into non toxic, non contaminating water compatible with environmental standards, through application of multi strain bacteria culture, using both aerobic and anaerobic forms of bacteria.
Thiruvanthapuram, Dec. 11, 2012: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday launched e-toilets that are customised to function automatically in extreme cold weather.
Tailored to meet sub-zero climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir, two e-toilets will be installed at Affarwat and Gulmarg on experimental basis. Besides, a sewage treatment plant will be set up at Dal Lake in Srinagar to address waste dumped by houseboats. Both the projects are being implemented for the J&K Tourism department.
New Delhi, Nov. 23, 2012: To eradicate dry toilets from urban areas, the government has decided to provide financial support to states under a centrally sponsored scheme to the tune of about Rs 367 crore in next two years.
"The total cost of this project is estimated at Rs 481.45 crore of which the central share will be of Rs 367.33 crore. The rest will be borne by state governments and beneficiaries," Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken said here.