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Vishwanath calls on all to set aside the "yuck" factor and take a rational view of the use of urine as a fertilizer. From a open discussion he goes on to list out the advantages of using plant nutrient rich urine as fertilizer and provides the maths behind his validation!! Write in with your take in the comments!

Highlights: 1. A litre of urine is worth about 40 paise...

Today is Blog Action Day 2008, where blogs all over the world are writing about poverty. We thought we would use this opportunity to talk about water and poverty. The connections between access to good water and sanitation and poverty are very strong and and the linkages are deep, through the time and effort spent to access water, and ill health and loss of income generation due to bad quality...

Subject: Ecosan

Duration: 1:20 mins

A woman from rural Bangladesh explains the utility of ecosan in a flood prone region. Ecosan being built on raised surface above ground is a more feasible and durable option as compared to conventional toilets with subsurface pits or septic tanks which overspills or collapses during floods. Ecosan toilets have been functioning for the last two...

"Megh Pyne Abhiyan" is a network of NGOS that has been working in flood affected areas in Bihar with Arghyam support for the past few years. MPA has been grappling with the idea of providing clean water and sanitation in Bihar. They have been able to do some great work with...

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