He has made innovative use of biogas creation by linking Sulabh toilets to fermentation plants, he had designed over three decades ago and which are now becoming a byword for sanitation in developing countries all over the world. One of the distinctive feature of Pathak's project lies in the fact that besides producing odour-free bio-gas, it also releases clean water rich in phosphorus and other ingredients which are important constituents of organic manure. His sanitation movement ensures cleanliness and prevents greenhouse gas emission.
Design: Sitting Pretty ; the Lavatory Is One of the Most Successful Designs Ever - It Doesn't Just Improve Lives, It Saves Them. and, in the Indian Toilet Guru Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, It Has Found Its Greatest Champion. Rose George Is Privy to a Unique Collection. Photographs by Dinesh Khanna
Apr 01, 2001; Toilet," said Dr Bindeshwar Pathak in 1995, "is a critical link between order and disorder". The occasion was the International...