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Toilets attract Biharis

Posted by musiri on July 14, 2006

The ECOSAN toilets constructed in Musiri and two surrounding villages by Society for Community Organisation and Peoples Education (SCOPE) with financial assistance from District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Netherlands-based WASTE and UNICEF have proved a big success. A 10-member team of officials from Bihar led by Deputy Development Commissioner Ram Brahma Choudhary paid a visit to Musiri, Sevanthilingapuram and Kaliyapalayam on Thursday.
They opened and took out the compost from the ECOSAN toilet in the house of Mrs. Thavasi Muthayyan of Kaliyapalayam, which was closed seven months back. They later visited the ECOSAN community compost toilet on the banks of the Cauvery at Musiri. The team comprising officials of health, and education departments and Engineers of Vaishali district of Bihar, said the exposure visit to Musiri, was to enable them to construct similar ones in Bihar, with UNICEF support.
M. Subburaman, Director, SCOPE explained to them various aspects of ECOSAN toilets and how they helped prevention of water contamination.
The District Coordinator, Total Sanitation Campaign, Janet Virginia, president of the Evoor panchayat, K. Paramasivam, and SHG leader from Kaliyapalayam, Mangalathammal explained to the visiting team advantages of compost toilets as an ideal model for prevention of open defecation in high water logging as well as water scarce areas.

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