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This project will be exhibited at Design Degree Show 2015, 13th to 17th June.

Low-cost Sanitation Structure for Rural India

In rural India men and women defecate in the open. They are seen squatting by the side of the road. India’s high rate of open defecation  takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of children each year. Also  women need privacy and extra hygiene to prevent themselves from various infections. Therefore it has become necessary to design and develop a low cost, simple and hygienic sanitation system. Educating people about the importance of good sanitation for their health and well being is an other area of concern. My design addresses the issue via a low-cost sanitation structure . In this design women will get the privacy they require and they won’t have to depend on others. This toilet structure is meant for individual use or a small group of people living in the same house. This structure is made using bamboo poles and bamboo mats which are rural materials which makes it easily repairable, it can be easily carried by a person and deployed.