Overcoming the crisis in sanitation and water is one of the greatest human development challenges of the 21st century. Success in addressing the challenge through a concerted national and international response would act as a catalyst for public health, education, poverty reduction and impetus for economic growth.
Speakers at a view exchange meeting yesterday said organic fertiliser from human waste can replace around 30 million tonnes of chemical fertilisers per year if the country can be brought under eco-latrine project launched by an NGO.
This factsheet deals with the planning of sustainable sanitation for urban and peri-urban areas of the developing world
and its importance for accelerated sanitation coverage by 2015. The United Nation
Currently some estimated 854 million people worldwide are chronically hungry due to extreme poverty; and about 2 billion people lack food security intermittently due to varying degrees of poverty (FAO 2006).
In 2002 CREPA initiated a regional research and demonstration programme on ecological sanitation in seven West African countries. ECOSAN is focused on simultaneously improving sanitation and food production. This is done by making urine and faeces more hygienic and then using them as safe fertilisers.
As part of the various initiatives under the International year of sanitation, the Department of Drinking Water Supply organized a National Workshop on sustainable sanitation on 19th, 20th May, 2008 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Lalu Prasad has gone green with a vengeance. And it's not just colour of the unprecedented cash surplus of Rs 25,000 this fiscal that's green, there are other moves too. Railways will switch over to green discharge-free toilets by 2012 and switch over to energy-efficient CFL lamps in all staff quarters. Calling discharge from toilets a