Published in: 2014
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden
This fact sheet describes how the Tarumitra Bio-reserve and Ecology Centre in Patna, northern India, is supporting a sustainable sanitation project through demonstration and education.
The Tarumitra Bio-reserve and Ecology Centre in Digha, Patna District, Bihar is a respected and popular local environmental education centre. In partnership with the WASH Institute in India, SEI supported the construction of a new ecological sanitation (ecosan) and hygiene facility at Tarumitra. With many innovative features, the facility allows the centre’s many visitors to see ecosan in action and learn about ecosan and its benefits from Tarumitra staff. In addition, urine harvested from the urine-diverting dry toilets is used as fertilizer at Tarumitra’s nearby organic farm, and an agricultural scientist based at the Bio-reserve is researching the use of urine as a pesticide.
Andersson, K. (2014). Showcasing ecological sanitation at an environmental education centre - Factsheet. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden
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