Why Indian Govt ignore the subject of toilet?
when the society is faced with human excretions of the order of 900 million litres of urine and 135 million kilogrammes of faecal matter per day with totally inadequate system of its collection and disposal.
That is the problem we Indian are facing but no one have solution .
- AnujLv 510 years agoFavorite Answer
May be government ignoring of subject or may it its not enough implementation of new systems...
The ancient cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, e.g., Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, which are located in present day India and Pakistan, had flush toilets attached to a sophisticated sewage system.
A toilet that pays its users has been opened in Many places of India(at-lest i knew about Ahmadabad n Mumbai..n its quit usable n foreigners also use it). It is the first of its kind. in Musiri, Tamil Nadu,the feces it receives are composted, and the urine is used as fertilzer for bananas and other food crops. Users are paid up to 12 U.S. cents a month.
In slum areas, where more than half of Mumbai lives, an average 81 people share a single toilet. In some places it rises to an eye-watering 273. Even the lowest average is still 58, according to local municipal authority figures.
Unsurprisingly, it is still common to see people squatting by roads and railway tracks or along the coast, openly defecating in the city that drives India's economy and where some of the world's richest people live.
The UN estimates that 600 million people or 55 percent of Indians still defecate outside, more than 60 years after the scrupulously clean independence leader Mahatma Gandhi first talked of the responsible disposal of human waste.
Jack Sim takes a very keen interest in such matters. As the founder and president of the World Toilet Organization (WTO), he has made it his mission to improve sanitation across the globe.
For him, India has "a lot of work to do" to improve sanitation, not just because of its impact on health and the spread of diseases like diarrhoea, which UNICEF says kills 1,000 Indian children aged under five every day.
Public toilet provision in Mumbai -- and other cities -- faces the same problem affecting housing, water and other basic services: supply cannot keep up with demand as India's population explodes.
In March, Mumbai's municipal authorities said there were 77,526 toilets in slum areas and 64,157 more were needed. Work is in progress on only 6,050.
Yet the UN's Mumbai Human Development Report 2009, published earlier this month, points out that even where public toilets exist, most have no running water, drainage or electricity, making them unhygienic and unusable.
Embarrassment means women and girls often wait all day until it is dark to go to the toilet, increasing their chances of infections and exposing them to violence or even snake bites as they seek out remote places.
Poor sanitation and the illnesses it causes cost the Indian economy 12 billion rupees (255 million dollars) a year, according to the health ministry.
*Private sector involvement could help cut the number of people in India and other developing countries who have no sanitation -- estimated at 2.6 billion -- while more schemes are needed to make open defecation socially unacceptable, he said.
*Every problem is a business,People who are healthy are able to produce more, they get out of poverty, they get into the middle class, they move up and consume more,Business is, I think, the fastest and the cheapest way... The private sector will come up with innovations. Let them compete to serve the poor.
Read this report on Bio-toilet, electronic toilet: Delhi civic body's new experiments:
One interesting report said that Mobile telephones more common than toilets in India, UN report
*also In Haryana state, north India, a successful "No Toilet, No Wife" campaign has been running, urging women to turn down suitors if they cannot provide them a house with a lavatory.
N if you want to visit "Toilet Museum" than click :
- busycatLv 510 years ago
Our Indian govt., ignores so many serious matters, since it has to look after the insufficient income of its MPs, more than anything else.
Being a hot country, by the grace of 'Sun' the '****' matter matters not much to the rulers as well as to the people.Also, all are accustomed with it. Smell of urine becomes standard identification mark for the bus stands, markets,and even for the temples in our nation, inevitably.
Our govt., hardly minds human lives itself. Then how on earth u expect them to mind the '****'
If we ask any indian minister about this, he will retard ''go to ****'
- 10 years ago
If India Govt wakes up only to implement the Queue system in every part of the india, starting from buses, railway, road traffic, theatres, ration shops, hospitals, then only the people will see that discipline is must.
people are spitting on road, on walls, on urinals, toilets, theatre pits, you name, and you will find it.
People are not educated, and uneducated people do not vote, only thieves vote, and cheats are elected. with the burglars doing the rulling what do you expect the governance of the poor and ignorant people getting in return, bus misrule, ciphonning the public money, poor road, sanitation and health facilities, then where does the idea of clean water and clean air will stand, forget the Toilets and urnials.
- ²§trÖñg°Lv 610 years ago
Use the agriculture fields instead. Human waste material is a best fertilizer for the crops. I hope your government thinks on these lines and may be able to save millions of dollars for purchasing fertilizer from outside . :)
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- 10 years ago
I t is totally wrong to say that govt is not doing good work in this field
it is common habit of 70% of indian population living in villages and in farms to visit nature call and it is in pratice to go in fields for natures calls where they can do tooothbrush of neems tree or some tooth powder
in cities every flat has toilets
in slum areas common latriens r available
in sports complex it is available
so very shortage of it???
why it should be collected???????
- BuzzzbeLv 710 years ago
Today politicians have no time for toilet.
Everywhere religious problem.
Only when there is peace on land they can find permanent solution.
In many places in India, modern technology is applied.
Human excertions are recycled into manure.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Because indian gvt ignores the subject of poverty and caste-based opression. Its bad for foreign direct investment.
- 10 years ago
o m g
this is crazy
i would avoid that topic too