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India to host World Toilet Summit 2007

The four-day international meet on sanitation will focus on increasing sanitation coverage worldwide.

india Updated: Jun 29, 2007 16:40 IST

New Delhi will host the World Toilet Summit 2007, a four-day international event on sanitation in October 2007.



The summit with the theme 'Toilet for all' will start on October 31. It is expected to attract experts from across the globe.

The main aim of the summit would be to develop strategies to widen sanitation coverage all over the world.

The summit is being jointly organised by social service organisation Sulabh International and the World Toilet Organisation, Singapore, a press release said.

"The summit will be an excellent meeting opportunity for the exchange of information, ideas and know-how with international experts on toilet-related topics," said Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International.

"A large number of delegates representing different countries, UN agencies, NGOs, local bodies, town planners and policy makers are likely to take part to discuss the issue of sanitation and sustainable development during the summit," he said.