It seems punishing people who defecate in the open is growingly becoming a norm. If the poor people, who defecate in the open, are sanitation offenders; then the ULBs are no less. They have failed in managing the wastes generated by the cities and have been indiscriminately polluting our soil, water bodies and rivers. Please read my latest column in Big Wire that deals with this issue with some broad set of suggestions.
The article also has a section on the findings of a latest CAG audit report on problems with our sewerage treatment plans.
Look forward to your comments/feedback.
Thanks and regards,
Ranjan K Panda
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)
Convenor, Combat Climate Change Network, India
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance)