Sulabh model suitable, says Indian envoy

Kathmandu, September 7:

Indian ambassador Rakesh Sood today said introduction of Sulabh Sauchalayas (accessible toilets) will come in handy for those households in Nepal that do not have proper toilets.

As Nepal confronts similar sanitation challenges as India does, adoption of the technology will help the country a lot, ambassador Sood said.

The envoy said this at a programme on Innovative Sanitation Management Practices organised by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation.

Krishna Prasad Acharya, director-general of the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage, said Sulabh toilet technology was affordable.

It takes around Rs 5,000 to Rs 80,000 to construct a Sulabh toilet. Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, who developed the technology, said Sulabh toilets were not for the poor people only. “Sulabh toilets can be constructed in public and private houses as well,” he explained.