Using toilet to make one richer !

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Tiruchirapalli, Jan 13 (UNI) In stark contrast to the prevailing practice of pay and use toilets, a city-based NGO has come up with a novel scheme which would make one richer by using its Ecosan Community Compost Toilet (ECCT) for attending to nature's call.

The Society for Community Organisation and People's Education (SCOPE), an NGO striving to create awareness among the people about usage of toilet, would launch the novel scheme on January 15, the Pongal day, at Musiri in the district, SCOPE Director M Subburaman said in a statement here.

Explaining the scheme, touted to be the first in the world, he said those who use the toilets would be paid ten paise per visit to ECCT. The payment would be made to all cardholders who use the ECCT on a monthly basis, he added.

Mr Subburaman said urine and faeces were rich in nutrients and they were worth buying for using in farm production.

The first ECCT in the country at Musiri was functioning for the last 18 months. Every fortnight, on an average 250 litres of urine were collected and the same was being used for farming purpose, he added.

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was studying the use of urine as liquid fertiliser for the last one year, as per an MoU it had signed with SCOPE. WASTE of the Netherlands had funded Rs four lakh for the two-year research project.

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