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8 Academicians from US visit Sulabh International which runs low-cost pay-and-use Public Toilets across India

This is the famous EcoSan toilet, customized for India (representational image), Wikimedia

New Delhi, Jan 7, 2017: As part of a study on Mahatma Gandhi and his work on sanitation, eight academicians from US’ Cardinal Stritch University visited Sulabh International, which runs low-cost pay-and-use public toilets across the country, on Saturday.

During the visit, the group got the first-hand experience on various toilet models designed, developed and successfully implemented by the low-cost sanitation NGO founded by Bindeshwar Pathak.

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“The work by Sulabh International reflects Gandhi’s concept with an exemplary work,” said Mark Lewis Gender, Professor Leadership studies at Cardinal Stritch University located in Milwaukee city of US’ Wisconsin state. The team will also visit other cities across the country as part of the study. (IANS)

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Sulabh International unveils World’s biggest Toilet Pot model

The NGO gave 95 new household toilets to the residents of the village.

Sulabh launched biggest pot toilet models
Sulabh International in working towards improving sanitation. Wikimedia Commons

Sulabh International on Sunday launched the “world’s biggest” toilet pot model in Haryana’s Marora village — popularly known as ‘Trump village’ — on the occasion of World Toilet Day.

As per a release by the non-profit, the mega Indian-style pot, made of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris, measuring 20×10 feet, was unveiled to create awareness about the use of toilets in the village dedicated to US President Donald Trump.

Sanitation expert and founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak, also dedicated 95 new household toilets to the residents of the village.

“This large pot replica will be shifted to Delhi’s Sulabh Toilet Museum,” the release quoted Pathak as saying.

He said the idea behind naming a village after Trump was to highlight the issue of sanitation and cleanliness globally.

Puneet Ahluwalia, a member of the ruling Republican Party in the US, said that such an initiative would go a long way to motivate masses towards cleanliness and safe sanitation. (IANS)