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Technology handshakes with sanitation

Eram Scientific Solutions, an Indian social enterprise, has embraced technology to clean a stinking problem in our society – urination in public. India has the largest number of people defecating in the open. Several attempts in controlling this have failed due to lack of hygiene in public toilets and even in the number of public toilets itself. This social enterprise has developed a model in which a mobile app helps to locate a toilet on a map, rate them, provide feedback and even suggest new places for installing. There is another app for the government officials to remotely monitor various parameters of the toilets.

    As a pilot project, 180 self-cleaning toilets have been installed across the city. Spread over 35 square feet, each toilet costs about Rs 450,000 and is offered free for use. The toilets have sensors and exhaust fans that clean itself before and after every use. The toilets flush 1.5 litres of water after 3 minutes of use, and 4.5 litres if the usage period is longer. It also washes the floor automatically after five or ten rounds.

 

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