Can poo power solve India's toilet problem?

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I noticed some very nice looking "pay and use" toilet buildings on each platform on my recent train journey from Chennai to Tanjore. Sadly, they all were closed and locked, unattended.
This item seems an answer, but maybe the traditional "cultural aspects"of using outdoor spaces is too strong...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41680867


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When walking past the Ayurvedic Hospital in Delhi a few days ago, I almost threw up from the stench of urine on the roadway outside. Not sure about a hangup, more like a desire for education and science...

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You mean thats the first time you have smelt the mens toilet habits in India!

Its cool now, just imgine what its like in summer.

Re poo power. Rural folk keep all the slurry in a pit, give it a stir now, and use it the cook with .

Gas connected by a pipe of course, and free>
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Not a nice topic at the end of the day, but the "invention" mentioned seems to have some merit, given that it produces a saleable item and is a free to use alternative to the pay to use, (and locked and unused) offers that I mentioned.
The strongest stench was outside the hospital, large crowds of patients and auto drivers there all the time, but no facilities. Certainly not the only whiff in India.
I mentioned it as I felt the "hangup" comment was uncalled for... Folk are free to defecate where they wish in India, I am not a poo policeman!

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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post I felt the "hangup" comment was uncalled for...
- click on link gives this. even now.

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Can poo power solve India's toilet problem?

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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post - click on link gives this. even now.

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I had the same message on clicking the link.
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Sorry, the link works fine from the UK. I misunderstood the context of "server hangup", and assumed that it implied I had a hangup about poo, (or constipation, from another perspective).

Maybe the youtube version will work:



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Got the link to work now!

Seems like a decent idea, hope it works - one huge health issue would be taken care of!
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I am just back home from my recent trip to India... I noticed great difficulty accessing the BBC news website from India, although many other sites connected. I am probably being a bit paranoid, but it makes me wonder who or what is causing the connecting problems that still persist ?

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CNN works just fine as does NYTimes, so I'm OK
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BBC does have an issue every now and then, like VA mentions - CNN is good. BBC also comes along - but depends on the mood! (I don't know whose!)
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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post I am just back home from my recent trip to India
So how was your trip to South India? How were the buses and the roads?
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post So how was your trip to South India? How were the buses and the roads?
Hi,

I will post a trip report soon, I have lots of notes taken. I managed to avoid the buses and just used trains again...

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Ed, I look at the BBC news every day. The only problem is that some of the videos won't play. That is occasionally a BBC international-rights things, but more usually it something about my PC that they just don't like.

The BBC's broadcast stuff: radio is usually available, although I haven't tried for a while, but TV is mostly not available.
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