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Sulabh founder wins Stockholm Water Prize

Sulabh founder wins Stockholm Water Prize
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First Published: Wed, Mar 25 2009. 10 08 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Mar 25 2009. 10 08 PM IST
Stockholm:Bindeshwar Pathak, an Indian doctor who developed cheap toilets to improve sanitation in poor communities, won the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday.
Pathak, 65, will receive the $150,000 cash award and a symbolic glass sculpture during a ceremony in Stockholm in August.
Pathak founded the Sulabh International Social Service Organization in India in 1970 and recently started operations in Bhutan and Afghanistan. The Stockholm International Water Institute said Pathak’s achievements “constitute one of the most amazing examples of how one person can impact the well-being of millions.”
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First Published: Wed, Mar 25 2009. 10 08 PM IST