Published on: 05/07/2012
The July 2012 issue of the New Agriculturist features a story about the "honey-suckers" of Bengaluru, which is based on a case study published by IRC.
In Bengaluru in southern India, tanker drivers known as honey-suckers provide a valuable sanitation service, collecting faecal sludge from households not served by the sewerage network. Much of this is used to fertilise crops on surrounding farmland. Formalising this system would enhance the benefits while addressing safety concerns.
The New Agriculturist article looks at how these safety concerns could be addressed and health standards enforced.