Faecal Sludge management

India Sanitation Conclave and the ISC-FICCI sanitation awards, April 27-28, 2017, New Delhi
Posted on 16 Feb, 2017 12:36 PM

The India Sanitation Conclave will be a platform for deliberating on the various themes around corporate engagement in sanitation across India, from policy and regulatory enablers to best practices and business opportunity through the Build-Use-Maintain-Treat value chain.

Swachh Bharat receives a $1.5 billion boost from the World Bank
Posted on 21 Dec, 2015 11:43 AM
The World Bank approves $1.5 billion loan to boost the Swachh Bharat Mission
The World Bank's International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has approved a $1.5 billion loan to boost th
Sanitation workers forced to clean human excreta during the Ashadi Ekadashi in Pandharpur
Posted on 28 Sep, 2015 10:45 AM
Out of prefabricated toilets, sanitation workers were forced to clean human excreta during the Ashadi Ekadashi in Pandharpur
Despite manual scavenging being declared as illegal, sanitation workers were forced to clean human excre
On-site sanitation systems: Flash cards on managing faecal sludge and effluents
Posted on 08 Mar, 2015 12:23 PM

On-site sanitation systems are options which help treat the waste at source, rather than dealing with it several miles away in a centralized manner. In the absence of sewerage systems and piped supplies, communities have to devise decentralized ways to deal with their shit. Some of the most common on-site sanitation systems include septic tanks and pit latrines.

Integrated and context-specific sanitation solutions needed as India gears up to build millions of toilets
Posted on 28 Jan, 2015 03:54 PM

Arghyam, a grant making foundation working in water and sanitation in India, hosted a workshop on 27th January 2015 at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore to understand the interface between groundwater and sanitation in India.

Collective sanitation as practised by Mahatma Gandhi
Posted on 29 Dec, 2014 02:28 PM

By Shobhana Radhakrishna

A tale of two STPs
Posted on 22 Nov, 2014 10:30 AM

The venerable Imperial Gazetteer says, 'Viewed from a distance Lucknow presents a picture of unusual magnificence and architectural splendour, which fades on nearer view ...' (Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 16, p. 196).

A communication and advocacy strategy framework for sanitation and hygiene by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and UNICEF 2012-17
Posted on 22 Nov, 2014 10:30 AM

The number people practicing open defecation in India is more than 600 million. Though the access to improved sanitation has increased since 2000 the pace of change has been slow. If the current trend continues then it will be difficult for the country to meet its Millenium Development Goal for sanitation. Thus accelerating access to and use of toilets and hygiene practices have become a national priority.

Compendium of sewage treatment technologies by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Posted on 22 Nov, 2014 10:30 AM

This compendium of sewage treatment technologies by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has been prepared, based on primary and secondary data gathered from operation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the country over the last two decades.

Green Sanitation Foundation: an NGO in Kolkata develops biotoilets a unique toilet technology
Posted on 22 Nov, 2014 10:30 AM

Biotoilets are biological toilets, named so because they convert human waste into non toxic, non contaminating water compatible with environmental standards, through application of multi strain bacteria culture, using aerobic forms of bacteria.