Which toilet types are promoted in India under Clean India Mission (SBM)?

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Re: Which toilet types are promoted in India under Clean India Mission (SBM)?

Hi Nathalie,
Did you find an answer in the meantime? (for your question: "Are the biodigester toilets funded under the SBM?") I've also sent a message to Sachin Joshi in case he/she knows.

To all,
I feel that for people outside of India it can be quite hard to really understand what's going on with the "Swachh Bharat Mission" / Clean India mission. When I look at the government's websites they look quite confusing & overwhelming to me, like this one for the urban part of SBM:  swachhbharaturban.gov.in/

Luckily we have a fairly good Wikipedia article about it (Paresh did some work on it, too, thanks Paresh): 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swachh_Bharat_Mission

It would be good if the content that we discuss here in this thread would also make its way into said Wikipedia article. 

For example, I wonder if content like what Nitya posted could be converted into encyclopedic language and backed up with reliable, accessible sources:

The government has been agnostic to toilet technology but has backed the twin leach pit mostly. However, more than a third of rural toilets use some sort of storage, misnamed as septic tanks. The rest are twin leach pits, single leach pits or some other variation. Ecosan has been a non-starter.

Perhaps Nitya's book could be used as a source for this statement (not ideal because the book is not freely available but could be used nevertheless, if we knew the page number where this information can be found).

Does anyone else feel a need for a better Wikipedia article on SBM and have good ideas on how to get there? Can the required work be included in someone's day job rather than as a hobby?
The nice thing about a Wikipedia article is that it will be neutral and objective, unlike government websites which might be overly positive. (Good point, Paresh where you said “Today, rural India has declared itself open defecation-free. ”... )
 
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Re: Which toilet types are promoted in India under Clean India Mission (SBM)?

Hey Nathalie,
I am aware of biogas plants connected to toilets being tested in some coastal towns in the state of Kerala, India. But as much as I know they were tried before the SBM. They surely were subsidised ,but not sure who funded them. An organisation named Maithri, based in Wadakkancheri (near Palakkad) was involved  and provided technical support. My former colleague surveyed some of these installed units but they are not on SuSanA. I'll check with them and add to this post as and when I have more information.

Hope this helps. 

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Thank you that would be great and very appreciated!
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Re: Which toilet types are promoted in India under Clean India Mission (SBM)?

Hi Elisabeth,

The data on types of toilets is in the last Census 2011. The latest one is underway and will provide new insights. You can see the report at www.mospi.gov.in/documents/213904/301563...f1-548d-0f75bc0fc665 . The report is too large to arrach.

It also answers Natalie's question on types of toilets.

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"The major type of latrine used by the households was flush/pour-flush to septic tank in both rural and urban areas. About 50.9 percent of the households in rural areas and 48.9 percent of the households in urban areas used flush/pour-flush to septic tank type of latrine."
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