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Bio-toilets - Sustainable Solution to India’s Sanitation Challenge

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Bio-toilets - Sustainable Solution to India’s Sanitation Challenge

Banka’s solutions address the following needs/pain points of the end-user:

•              Meet the need for basic, easy-to-install and hygienic human waste disposal mechanism in areas with no infrastructural facilities

•              Address the need for a cheaper and easy-to-operate alternative to the traditional waste disposal system.

Reasons for working in this topic, project or business:

Banka BioLoo Pvt Ltd, a firm committed to environmental betterment and social uplift, is supporting to eradicate the malaise of open defecation. By providing eco-friendly bio-toilets (or bioloos), the enterprise is helping meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG-7) and actively supporting the government’s vision of an open defecation free society.

Root causes of the problems in this field and main barriers:

Sanitation facilities in India are alarming with over 600 million people (half of India's population) having no access to toilets. People are forced to defecate in the open. This poses health hazards, raises environmental concerns and leads to water contamination. This is coupled with the Indian Railways’s open-chute toilet system wherein the human waste drops on the rail tracks. Untreated human waste or the fecal matter lying in the open is a grave threat to the well-being and good health of the society and the environment.

What is needed to overcome barriers to implement solutions:

Adequate regulatory and financial support, with professionals' commitment

Specific needs and/or support requests:

Join the sanitation movement and promote the facilitation. We need institutions to commit funds.

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Networking opportunities:

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