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TitleThe business of the honey-suckers in Bengaluru (India) : the potentials and limitations of commercial faecal sludge recycling : an explorative case...
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsVerhagen, J, Kvarnström, E, Nilsson, M, Srikantaiah, V, Ramachandran, S, Singh, K
Secondary TitleAsia Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 31 January - 2 February 2012
Pagination16 p.; 10 tab.; 7 fig.
Date Published2012-01-01
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsagriculture, faeces, india bengaluru, recycling, sanitation services, sludge treatment, solid waste recycling, urban areas

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, and researchers believe the system deserves to be formalised, to enhance the benefits while addressing safety concerns.


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