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This Past Week in Bihar — Toilet Design Edition

We visited Population Services international to understand their 3SI initiative that looks to provide toilets to households in villages across 8 districts of Bihar. Their approach looks at solidifying supply chains and simultaneously generating demand among users. We looked at … Continue reading

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Eco San: Solving India’s Toilet Problem?

How many times have you passed by someone going potty in the open? If you live in India, it’s probably happened countless times. That open defecation and sanitation is a major problem in India is a well known fact. Statistics … Continue reading

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Rethinking Behavioural Change for “Total Sanitation” in India

After 50% of households in the state of Jharkhand constructed toilets, all households were classified as manushya(human), billi(cat), and suwar(pig) based on their defecation behaviours and their status is made publicly visible at a prominent place by the members of … Continue reading

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No place to pee

My bladder can’t take it anymore…my stomach is giving up too… desperate to attend nature’s call! But I am not a man, and I can’t take the liberty of relieving myself against a wall like the others. I am a … Continue reading

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Beyond Engineering and Science: The Sanitation Challenge

An article in Hindu about Bill Gates’ recent visit to India stated that his “ultimate dream is to design low-cost toilets.” In order to design cheap and dry toilets, with as “good or better smell characteristics as a flush toilet,” … Continue reading

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