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While on the one hand bamboo, a grass, is strong, versatile and a highly renewable material which grows quick and easy, it is a labour-intensive product and helps create jobs and income.  While most building materials are industry-produced, bamboo links agriculture to the construction sector.
- S.K. Pandey, retired forester, currently working as adviser to TERI andNMBA
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Bamboo based toilets for rural sanitation program
Sunday, Jan 6, 2007

Thousand Petals came out with the idea of using Bamboo based structure for the sanitation program initiated by the Zilla Parishad of Sangli district in Maharashtra India. This 'Nirmal Gram'(Immaculate Village) campaign is targeted towards rural population to have a decent toilet. Thousand Petals created a design which can withstand typical rural requirements using a bamboo, Flex polythene, and shed-net for ventilation and specialized aluminum profile plus steel spring. These toilets are aesthetically appealing, functionally accurate, easy to build and cost effective. The design is validated by NMBA via the structural engineering firm. These toilets are already installed in 3 remote villages.