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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.

On-site...

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. After a decade of work across the country, Arghyam has...

  • W​hat: IndiaCSR's first nation-wide Sanitation Summit
  • When: February 6, 2015
  • Where: Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi
CSR meets Sanitation
 
In a bid to take the lofty goals of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a step...

Water is probably the worst medium to treat or transport human refuse. And that is exactly what we use when we flush our poo and pee with buckets full of water. Water only increases the size of the problem - bowl sized refuse gets converted into bucket sizes – and offers absolutely no help to treat the waste. Micro organisms, however, have the capacity to treat faecal matter in a more...

It is a well known fact that India is a treasure trove of livestock. The total output from livestock products exceeds that of grain production. But, milk, meat and skin are not the only precious resources available. 

With over 512.05 million cows, buffaloes, donkeys, mules, sheep and pigs in the country, it is interesting to note that precious animal waste is usually not paid as much...

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