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DUSIB plans toilets with improved technology for all slum dwellers

The Hindi, New Delhi, 1st Setptember, 2014

 

DUSIB has been using bio-digester-based disposal systems in some of its new toilet blocks and mobile toilet vans The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has formulated a ‘slum sanitation strategy’ for providing toilet facilities to slum dwellers across the city. The Board announced on Sunday that it planned to provide better sanitation facilities and upgrade the existing toilets in JJ clusters. DUSIB chief executive officer Amar Nath said new toilets with improved technology would be made available and Rs. 42 crore would be spent for creating these facilities. DUSIB has been using bio-digester-based disposal systems in some of its new toilet blocks and mobile toilet vans, he said.

 

Presently, there are 685 JJ clusters, which are on land owned by various State and Central Government agencies, where DUSIB, civic bodies, and other government agencies have provided toilet facilities. USIB has provided 307 toilet blocks and will take over all the toilet blocks which are presently with the civic bodies, Mr. Nath said. “To improve sanitation in the slums , there is a need to devise an integrated slum sanitation strategy and an advisory committee on sanitation strategy in slums comprising NGOs and experts working in the field of sanitation has been constituted,” he said.