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Most Delhi slums without proper toilets: Study

Tuesday August 30, 2011 08:44:53 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Most slum dwellers in Delhi do not have access to household toilets, while the community toilets are in a pathetic condition, a World Health Organization (WHO) supported study said Tuesday.

Delhi Healthy Urban Project was conducted by Sulabh International Academy of Environmental Sanitation and Public Health in east, west and south Delhi.

Water supply and overall sanitation too were found to be major problems.

"The slums have no water supply in most areas and there is no regular cleaning of toilets, drains and roads," Sulabh chairperson Suman Chahar said.

"We propose to initiate the pilot project across the city for developing the localities into 'Healthy Settings' in the overall perspective of promoting Delhi as a 'Healthy City'," said Sulabh's director general A.K. Sengupta.

According to the study, most of the drains in such areas were open and overflowed in rainy season, with solid waste management being a big problem. In addition, the residents threw their garbage in nearby parks, aggravating the problem.

The report said that on several occasions the residents got dirty, muddy water and only some houses have water filters.

 

 

 


 

 

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