CGI to take cue from Sulabh for sanitation in 3rd world countries

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New Delhi, Sept 22 (UNI) Recognising Sulabh International's low-cost initiative as a unique paradigm for 'overall social sanitation', former US President Bill Clinton's 'Clinton Global Initiative' has invited it to present its 'model' for replication in third world countries.

Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak would present the NGO's model of low-cost sanitation at the CGI's September 23-26 annual meet in New York, for adoption in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean countries.

The NGO will present its initiative on global health for improving the health and hygiene of communities by spreading awareness on sustainable sanitation options by offering to provide technical training to sector professionals in capacity building that would help provide access to sustainable on-site sanitation facilities.

Initially, under the International Year of Sanitation this year, 'Sulabh' would provide training to five countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean region over a five-year period, its spokesman Madan Jha told UNI.

''It will provide consultancy services to each participant country to help them adapt Sulabh technologies for on-site sanitation like Sulabh twin-pit, pour-flush, compost toilet, public toilets connected to biogas digesters for energy production and Sulabh Effluent Treatment technology for purification of waste water.'' Under the aegis of 'UN-HABITAT', Sulabh International had earlier trained professionals from 15 African countries on various technologies which are unique alternatives to the septic tank and expensive sewerage systems, he added.

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