New Delhi, February 26: Here comes an innovation that can do wonders for Prime Minister rendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan - disposable squat seats by Cadian entrepreneur Nofel Izz.
The idea is to improve sanitisation with a hygienic and affordable apparatus, and
Izz, who will visit India shortly, hopes he can interest the current cleaning campaigns in India to include the product.
“My visits to rural villages in South Asia have made me realise that innovation is great if only it were affordable to everyone. In the past, I had set my focus on people’s survival and not on an accessory to live by, but this product will become a revolution of change within these areas, where children and families can enjoy the facility of sanitised toilets,” Izz said in a statement.
The ‘seats’ come in small sachets that can expand to and from the area required for squatters to use, which can thereafter be folded and sealed for sanitation.
The manufacturing cost for the innovation would be less than a cup of coffee, according Izz, who is also a singer.
The refills for the squat toilet seat would cost approximately $0.25 or Rs.15 initially, until it’s further reduced to $0.10, depending on the number of units manufactured.
The apparatus that individuals can squat on is sealable and biodegradable. With its fluorescent appearance, one can spot it easily for collection and it is visible for use in absolute darkness. (IANS)