On the Indian rural sanitation conundrum

June 11, 2013

A massive drive has been launched to cover the nation with the worlds largest open defecators and provide toilets.

Here is a glimpse of the effort people are putting in and what they fell about toilets




In the second case a determined drive by an IAS officer called Manjula who was the then DC of Bangalore Rural District , persuaded recalcitrant elected reps and govt officials at the Gram Panchayat and village level to talk to people and persuade them to build toilets. People by and large put in the effort and built toilets and sometimes bathrooms too putting in their own money.

In the first case , though toilets have been built they are not used since people prefer the great outdoors.

On the other hand efforts are being made to build Ecosan toilets so that farmers too can benefit from the toilets .

Ecosan explanation






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