For a developing country like India–marked by multi-dimensional demographics, highly diversified socio-economic patterns and population of over one billion–civic sanitation is a perennial issue. Water plays a pivotal role in keeping any city clean and hygienic, but with increasing shortage of this precious resource, city municipalities across India are finding it difficult to adhere to
The famous temple town of South India, Tiruchirapalli, has been facing sanitation issues for long time now. The City Municipal Corporation along with a few self-help groups successfully launched a campaign to propagate sanitation, monitor residents’ behaviour and supervise maintenance of toilets. The Corporation is aiming at eradicating open defecation and providing better sanitary conditions
Experimenting with various solutions to provide better public toilets, the Tiruchirappalli Municipal Corporation has installed waterless urinals. “Such urinals are already in use in a few places in the country and we have installed them at the Central Bus Stand on trial basis. We will look at installing similar urinals across the city,” Municipal Commissioner
Solid waste management is one of the major issues confronting most municipal corporations in every state. Given the limitations of starting new landfill sites and the existing sites already operating more than the capacity corporations are in dire straits. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is no exception. In an exclusive interview, Municipal Commissioner of Delhi
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) wants to develop 1,000 kiosks, each comprising of four waterless urinals, in the city before the Commonwealth Games 2010. The urine would be converted into hydrogen gas and water. While the water would be treated through reverse osmosis and used for industrial purpose, the hydrogen would be used to
Waterless Co. LLC, USA, has introduced Soybean Urinals. Which require no water, thus saving more than 40,000 gallons of water per urinal each year. The urinals are made from approximately 30% soybean resin that is naturally sustainable.