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Community toilets in Pune and other Indian cities (PLA 44)

Sundar Burra, Sheela Patel

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The provision of public toilets in slum areas of Indian cities is often closely associated with corruption in both the building and the maintenance of latrines, leading to public defecation and associated health problems. This paper details the revolution in sanitation provision when control was handed to community groups and local NGOs.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

This article was published in PLA 44: Local Government and Participation (June 2002).
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