Stockholm Environment Institute

Stockholm Environment Institute
Pricing options for ECOSAN toilet - A toolkit by UNICEF-SEI
Posted on 19 Apr, 2010 09:28 PM

A Nanal Bamboo Superstructure Ecosan Toilet - UNICEF and SEI - Tamil NaduThis toolkit presents various pricing options with photos of an Ecosan (Ecological Sanitation) toilet, also known as a compost pit latrine, from the work of UNICEF and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Tamil Nadu.

Mainstreaming ecosan into the ongoing Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is a major challenge in India and the unit cost of Ecosan toilet is often quoted as a major impediment. In this context, UNICEF and SEI supported a program in Tamil Nadu in 2008, towards experimenting with different Ecosan toilet super-structure options to work out the comparative cost as well as the details of operation and maintenance.