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Delight – India’s new connected e-toilets

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Public toilets have always been a big problem in India. New and innovative solutions are created everyday to solve this problem. The latest in the row of toilet innovation is the E-Toilet by a company called  Eram Scientific Solutions which is a part of the Eram Group, a technology research and development company.

The company created the toilet called ‘Delight’. Delight is an automatic public toilet with automated payment collection, door opening, flushing, floor cleaning and sterilization. The GPRS enabled system allows controlling the toilet remotely by administering collection monitoring and unit health status through web application and mobile phones. Delight is equipped with a Bio Membrane Reactor that helps recycle the water and reuse it for flushing and cleaning. Solar panels are available for alternate energy needs. In the areas where drainage tank facility is not available Delight can provide a Green Eco Friendly solution to manage the waste and its disposal like the Bio Membrane tank system and the Water recycling unit.

The toilet needs around 45sqft of built space and comes with a coin validator where the insertion of coins opens the door. Delight is first in the line of world class sanitation facility in India. Around 150 toilets have already been installed and another 300 are due to be installed.

The cost of e-toilet varies from Rs.350,000 to Rs.850,000 (inclusive of bio-membrane reactor’s price). Bio-membrane reactor is a nano-technology-aided device that instantly recycles the used water and makes it ready for future use, according to an article in IBN Live. The income generating model for these toilets is the advertisement panels attached outside and the collections everyday by the users. The present installations have been made possible by funding sources like the Local Area Development Funds, local self governments, corporate social responsibility funds, Lions Clubs and NGOs and trade organizations according to an article in Business Standard.

Sustainable Comprehensive Hygiene Initiative (SUCHI) @school project

Kerala is the first state in India to offer the connected toilet facility and other states will follow soon. Eram Technologies has also joined hands with Toonz Academy and created cartoon characters on the front panels of the units to be installed in schools in Ernakulam to make students aware of cleanliness and hygiene. More information about this project is here.

4 Responses to “Delight – India’s new connected e-toilets”

  1. Dear Sir,

    I am very much impressed and keen interested to have the toilets for my district and install for the rural poor in various Gram Panchayats please provide me the details to how we can buy this.

    Thanking you,

    With warm regards,

    Rajneesh Pandya,
    District Coordinator,
    Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan,
    Dungarpur (Raj.)
    314001
    Mob. 9950251599.

  2. Ian Airey says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am interested in supplying a small number of e-toilets to slums in Delhi. I have seen your video.

    I note there is a central control system in place for monitoring and servicing the units. Is it possible for the supplier of a small number of units to connect into this system.

    Would you be able to give me an indication of the operational costs of these units.

    I note you offer two systems of cost recovery: coins and advertising. What charge do you recommend in Delhi?

    Regards

    Ian Airey

  3. vikram says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am interested to launch this plan in helping our rural projects with toilets please provide me the details to how we can buy this and also the cost for your product and services. also let me know if you can provide this service to the rural areas in Odisha.

    Thanking you,

    regards,

    Vikram
    Manager
    Radiant Life Charitable Trust
    +917795826547
    vikram.radiant@gmail.com

  4. rishabh says:

    I would like to install these toilets in my state.

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