Friday, August 22, 2008

Hygiene Battlefield : What's wrong in our sanitation planning ?

The cost of poor sanitation is excessive in terms of health . Yet major part of India , lack the basic sanitation services . There is a huge death toll due water born disease in India . Still, these issues often fail to get attention of social and political activism and also media.

However , there is also a fault in the way we try to handle our sanitation problem . The fault is in planning . Our Sanitation planning lacks the vision , of how this apparent problem could be turned into an opportunity with an innovative approach . There are instances where the waste water generated from the sanitation could be feed to soil bacteria or the plants which survive on waste water . In this process , the waste water product can be converted into fertilizers which could help to improve the production of our agricultural output.

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