Transparent Chennai’s research on public toilets has been covered extensively by the media, as well as online sanitation portals. The Hindu, used our findings to write a report on the present condition of public toilets in Chennai, and how it adversely affects the health of the urban poor. Times of India also wrote at length about our research. They misquoted us when they said that we ask for “at least 1500 public toilets in the city”. Our research doesn’t make such projections. Nevertheless, the piece in ToI highlighted well the need for better and more public toilets in the city. Click here to download the report. Recently (September 17, 2011), NDTV talked about our research in great detail. A video clipping of the story, which also includes the initial reactions of the Corporation Commissioner, can be viewed here. Dinamalar also did a cover story on Public Toilets in their weekly issue “Akkam Pakkam”.
Apart from media coverage, the international research community has also expressed interest in our work. Sanitation Updates, a news feed on sanitation maintained by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and by USAID’s WASHplus project, published our report on their website. Our issue brief “Public Toilets in Chennai” was also published in the ISP Portal and can be viewed by clicking here.