• Chairman, Dr. Vikrambhai's visit near your city... April 14 - San Francisco area - California (Samir Patel: 650-395-7219)
  • April 20 - Kaajal Oza Vaidya - Calgary/ Alberta (Jayshree Patel: 403-618-2017)
  • April 21 - Kaajal Oza Vaidya - Edmonton/ Alberta (Dhaval Shah: 780-242-3616)
  • April 22 - Kaajal Oza Vaidya - Regina/ Saskatchewan (Ashok Patel: 780-893-2700)
  • April 27 - Kaajal Oza Vaidya - St. Louis-MO (Prasand Patel 314-495-8686)
  • April 28 - Kaajal Oza Vaidya - Houston/ Texas (Nina Desai: 713-446-7962)
  • April 29 - Phoenix / Arizona - (Niyanta Patel: 480-586-1602)
  • May 2nd - Kaajal Oza Vaidya - Cincinnati, OH (Kirit Patel: 765-977-2500)
  • May 3rd - Dayton, OH (Kirit Patel: 765-977-2500)
  • May 4th - Kaajal Oza Vaidya - New Jersey (Bharat Patel: 908-812-3420)
  • May 5th - Chicago, IL (Manhar Parikh: 847-452-5242)
  • May 6th to 8th - New York & New Jersey area (Dr.Yogendra Patel: 718-877-8774)

Vermicomposting Toilets

Since our inception, we have been serving over 150 villages around the Ashram by providing them with basic living amenities. In an initiative to put these village folks on the path of hygiene, we have recently decided to build 1000 eco-friendly toilets at the behest of the all the village sarpanches. 10% of villages in Gujarat have already installed such toilets, which has in turn led to a decline in illnesses arising from lack of sanitation facilities.

Vermicomposting toilets were considered to be the best alternatives owing to the fact that they do not require any soak chambers and therefore will not produce contaminated water. This technology was suggested by Shri Shashi Shah, Gopal Shah, and HD Pathak of Engineering Seva Trust of Vadodara. The design of these toilets was suggested by Shri Dhiren Bajpai and Mv Shaikh of Svades, a Vadodara-based NGO which has successfully built 4500 toilets so far.

The biggest advantage of the toilets is that the waste is turned into fertilizer, giving people of the village organic fertilizer for their plantations. We are already in the process of procuring 300 KG of earthworms for the toilets. If 10% of the people in India adopted the use of these toilets, we would convert 27 lakh tons of human waste into 5.4 lakh tons of organic fertilizers.