BRANDBERG, B., 1996. Affordable sanitation for rural India. IN: Pickford, J. et al. (eds). Reaching the unreached - Challenges for the 21st century: Proceedings of the 22nd WEDC International Conference, New Delhi, India, 9-13 September 1996, pp.317-320.
India is one of the densest populated subcontinents in the world and has the lowest sanitation coverage. Promotion of subsidised water-sealed pour flush latrines has become a major problem for affordable sanitation, where approximately 100 million new latrines are needed to increase the coverage from the present 15 per cent to some 85 per cent or more. 24 million new latrines are estimated to be built before the year 2001. For this to happen a drastic increase in construction of latrines has to take place, requiring effective methods for commercial and social marketing and cost-effective technologies.