Mainstreaming co-treatment of faecal sludge for reducing pollution in Ganga
Excreta of 73 per cent of UP’s population is not managed safely. Out of this, 48 per cent is dependent on on-site sanitation systems
Manual scavengers: Existing in the shade
Several government departments continue to maintain silence on plight of manual scavengers, despite an array of schemes for them
Excreta as resource: Looking at recovery, reuse of faecal sludge in UP
A critical link in faecal sludge and septage management value chain is reuse of by-products generated, which include treated water as well as …
Can treated faecal sludge reuse help improve sanitation in UP
Resource recovery and reuse helps in viewing waste as a valuable resource and can help us move towards a more circular economy
Treasure in excreta: Fast-depleting phosphorus can be extracted from faecal sludge
India needs more nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for its agriculture
‘नमामि गंगे’ पर 'स्वच्छ भारत' का बोझ
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के दो प्रमुख कार्यक्रम परस्पर विरोधी प्रयोजन में काम कर रहे हैं। जब तक स्वच्छ भारत मिशन पूरा होगा, गंगा किनारे ...
स्वच्छ गंगा: नदी घाटी के शहरों के लिए चुनार बन सकता है रोल मॉडल?
गंगा नदी घाटी में बसे शहरों के लिए मल मूत्र से होने वाला प्रदूषण एक बड़ी समस्या बन गया है, इसके लिए कुछ प्रयास ...
Can we declare ourselves ODF, without managing the collected excreta?
A lowdown on how to clean India and keep it that way
Is the Ganga basin drowning in shit?
A slew of loopholes means that the Ganga and its tributaries will continue to receive wastewater and faecal sludge
ODF status will mean nothing without faecal sludge & septage management
With faecal sludge treatment still in nascent stage in India, toilets will add to the load of untreated sewage being disposed in water bodies
India lags in drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities: Study
The Harvard University study is based on the performance of India’s 543 parliamentary constituencies on — unsafe disposal of child …
Swachh Bharat Mission: ‘Inducing behavioural change was a task’
Parameswaran Iyer, secretary, Department of Drinking water and Sanitation, spoke to Down To Earth on how intensive information-education-…
Swachh Bharat Mission: Women take the lead in Himachal Pradesh
The state, with almost 60% of panchayats headed by women, tackled open defection by resolving the water crisis. It was declared open-defecation …
SBM 2.0 focussed on ODF sustainability: Govt
Swachh Bharat Mission has been one of the key missions of Narendra Modi-led government since its launch in 2014. It aims to make India Open …
Toilet-linked biogas plants tackle faecal sludge problem in Gujarat’s villages
The system not only prevented open defecation, addressed septage issue, but also gave easy access to clean and cheap fuel for cooking needs
Human excreta can make good fertiliser, but prejudice and laws stand in way
There is a need for tests and experiments to validate the efficacy of human excreta derived fertilisers, suggests a research by UK scientists
Temple and open defecation: Shifting narratives of sacred and profane
How did people of Karnataka’s Berambadi village strategically redefine the nature of open defecation spaces?
All that crap: How can faecal sludge be reused
If more people in India’s rural areas are building septic tanks, there must be effective ways of managing faecal sludge. Here are some ways …
What happens to our shit once we are done with it?
SFD Week: From treatment technologies to the genetics of faecal sludge
After India becomes ODF, Nigeria faces a mounting challenge
The African nation is set to replace India with the largest number of open defecators
Pollution 'time bomb' ticking for Ganga despite ODF
India is on the verge of being declared open-defecation free but the next big challenge is to safely dispose millions of tonnes of shit in our …
Can white faecal pellets take over as the future fertiliser in global south?
The global south is facing a major problem in managing faecal sludge, and such processes can prove to be very safe and useful
Kumbh Mela 2019: What’s happening to all the waste?
Estimated amount of fecal matter produced during the Kumbh Mela is 18 times of what the district produces daily; how this waste will be treated …
Manual scavenging: A stinking legacy of suffocation and stigma
Every year, hundreds of manual scavengers die, asphyxiated by poisonous gases
Minister claims Ganga will be 70-80% cleaner by March 2019, but is it realistic?
So far, the government has focussed largely on curbing flow of untreated sewage into the river, but not on managing faecal sludge