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Hygienic ‘eco-san’ toilet for rural areas
Published on 14 Aug. 2009 12:34 AM IST
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Eco-san toilet at Beisumpuikam village under Peren District is a new approach which may be the first of its kind in Nagaland state. Care-Centre for Environment and Rural Poor (C-Cerp) has constructed Eco-San toilets at Beisumpuikam village for the homes of 20 destitute sponsored by UNICEF-SEI. It was inaugurated at the project village on July 28 by Prakash Kumar, Sustainable Sanitation Expert EcoSanRes Programme, UNICEF- Stockholm Environment Institute. Dimapur C-Cerp, director Liangsi Niumai John, in a press release described that objective of ecosan was to produce hygienically safe and useful resources from human wastes and to protect human health and environment while reducing the use of water in the sanitation system and recycling nutrients. Ecological Sanitation (‘ecosan’) an established, cost effective, and environmentally as well as socially sound alternative can help to solve the pressing problems concerning inadequate sanitation. C-Cerp, director informed that Ecological sanitation was installed on the backyard of the garden for the users and was a low-cost type appropriate for rural situations. The participants from government department include PHED rural division, directorate of geology and mining, agriculture, Red Cross Society, NEIP, NBS (Education), concern citizens and Board members of C-Cerp.

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