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Author(s): Sharma, R., Kumar, K.R., Venugopal, V., Yadava, H., Narayan, A.S. and Ramachandran, K.
Published in: 2019
Pages: 14
Publisher: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)


SFD Lite Report - Coimbatore, India SFD Promotion Initiative

Coimbatore is the second largest city in terms of area in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the fastest growing secondary cities in India and a major hub of textiles, industries, commerce, education, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing in Tamil Nadu. It is administered by the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC).

The 76% of the excreta properly managed originates from: Wastewater (WW) contained delivered to treatment and treated (25%), Faecal Sludge (FS) contained - not emptied (15%) and FS contained/not contained - emptied, delivered to treatment and treated (35%) from On-site Sanitation Systems (OSS). The 24% of the excreta unsafely managed is distributed as: WW contained but not delivered to treatment (6%), WW contained delivered to treatment but not treated (3%) and FS not contained - not emptied (15%) from OSS located in areas of high risk of groundwater pollution.