Monday
January 20
2020

How a Couple Installed 798 Self-Cleaning ‘Smart’ Toilets Across India

By Angarika Gogoi

Used a public toilet recently? What was the experience like? One of the biggest issues that one faces while using public facilities is that more often than not, they are extremely dirty.

But what if there exist toilets that get cleaned automatically? Garv toilets do exactly that!

Powered by IOT and artificial intelligence, these toilets have been manufactured by Garv Toilets—a social enterprise started by Mayank Midha and Megha Midha in mid 2014.

With the introduction and implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Mayank Midha saw an opportunity of working in the sanitation sector.

He explains that his enterprise came into existence due to the growing issues related to public toilet maintenance in the country.

Photo courtesy of Shamsheer Yousaf.

Source: The Better India (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Technology, WASH
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artificial intelligence, global health, sanitation, tech for good, toilets, WASH