FSM- faecal sludge managment

Indian municipal waste water disposal system generated a "neo scavengers" of municipal waste water workers/ sewer workers in organised occupations.

Solutions on the rehabilitation of manual scavengers were been enacted with the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 .

Yet our indian municipal waste water disposal managers are not...

Guest post byAarti Kelkar-Khambete

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The sanitation crisis and the recent evidence on lack of toilet facilities 

Recent evidence indicates that India is heading towards a major...

This document by Department of Drinking Water Supply is on the guidelines of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) (July 2012). The details of the guidelines are elaborated in 23 different sections, followed by an exhaustive list of annexure. It starts with a brief background to relationship between water,...

Guset post: Amita Bhaduri 

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Source: Excreta Matters, Centre for Science and Environment, 2012

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Study of 162 NGP villages awarded the Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) award in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Study covered several aspects : Type of toilets, quality of construction, piped water supply, reasons for toilet construction, Level of coverage of the village with constructed toilets, level of usage of toilets, reasons for non-usage, anganwadi and school toilets, prevalence and level of solid and...

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