Thanks Derek for your observations. There are many other challenges to it now from motivating, especially men to use it, as traditionally they assume they feel comfortable to defecate in the open. At the same, there are issues like who will bring water so that men use the toilets... very often it is women and young girls who fetch water so that men use the toilets. A lot of sensitization activities should also continue along with quality toilet at home. So ensuring water closer to toilet is also important. Thanks for your observation.
This refinement period was excellent opportunity for me to fine-tune the idea which I nurtured for long. I had to relate a lot with my field experience, challenges faced, issues confronted. This process will help me to contribute to sanitation sector more effectively in future.
Solar is a good option in India. But we like to know more about technologies. One of the objectives of http://YouthAid.in is to search for more technological options at different setting. India is huge country, where one technology is not enough, at different geographical situations we need different options. We have hard rock areas, high water table ares, drought affected area, flood affected area, difficult terrain etc, we are looking for more options. Surely will go through the information and connect in future.