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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: SFD Promotion Initiative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)


SFD Lite Report - Coimbatore, India

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.