Till about a few years back, Swachch Bharat was but a far-fetched dream. But the last couple of years, there is a rise in awareness about sanitation and a whole new wave of optimism around this topic has engulfed India!
More than half of 1.2 billion people in India live without toilets. They squat on roadsides, in agriculture fields or at railway tracks and defecate in the open. This, despite the Indian government spending close to Rs.1,250 billion on water and sanitation projects in the last 20 years.
Illnesses that are a direct result of bad sanitation affect the quality of life
of millions of people around the world, especially children. A safe and clean toilet can be a stepping stone to a healthy life, greater human dignity, freedom, equality between women, men, girls and boys, and finally, a catalyst to the development of communities and countries.
To design a low-cost, light-weight, user-friendly, sustainable and
do-it-yourself toilet for quick installation to solve this urgent issue.
LAYERS OF CONSTRUCTION:
This port-a-loo could be installed using any method of toilet construction – twin-pit, ecosans, ventilated improved pit toilets, etc.
Depending on one’s budget and requirements, the material could be decided. Ranging from bamboo to cement sheets, any material could be fitted in these frames. Apart from villages and rural areas, these can also be used as mobile toilets for various camps and large gatherings. e.g.- Kumbh Mela, urgent disaster-relief construction, etc.
Compost toilets are very cheap, sustainable and hygienic. They are the way ahead. This port-a-loo has been designed to help solve the urgent and ever-lasting sanitation issue in our country.
After all, we all have got to take care of our own shit!