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Mumbai slum dwellers’ sewage project goes nationwide

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by CHINAI, Rupa.
Bull World Health Organ, Aug. 2002, vol.80, no.8, p.684-685. ISSN 0042-9686.

Mumbai’s 6.7 million slum dwellers, for whom toilets are seen as a luxury, are ushering in a quiet sanitation revolution. They are building, planning and managing their own community toilets, in a 2 billion rupee (US$ 40 million) project supported by a World Bank loan to the federal government. The project covers around a quarter of the slums. All agree it could become a turning point in the city’s development...