The toilet is not too bad anymore in rural Mizoram

In the past city folk had an issue traveling rural areas. The problem was the basic style of pit latrine without a commode. Many simply can’t do it.

Imagine hearing the sound of every drop into the pool of shit and the aroma arising from below. It’s even worse when tank is nearing full, a high tide of shit. Thankfully there were no cellphones in those days. It would be the last place you want to drop your phone.

pit-latrine, mizopa ekin 2.0

But today the situation has improved.

Though pit latrine is still very much in use in rural Mizoram, so is the use of plastic covering in the form of a commode. No where I saw the pit latrine of the old days fondly called Mizopa ek-in locally.

In this case, my host at Phura even placed odonil in the toilet for a pleasant odor.

odonil

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