At a time when the government is aiming to build sanitation facilities for every rural household, a graduate of National Institute of Design (NID) has developed cost-effective toilets that will give impetus to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Mamta Gautam has designed toilets which are also ideal for areas with water shortage. The toilet seats come with a whirlpool technology and thus take less water to flush. Gautam, who graduated from NID in ceremics and design in 2008, said: "This is a strategy at a cluster level. I have redesigned the running projects of Thangarh cluster with added features and efficiency."
The product was displayed in NID as part of the design clinic scheme for Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). Jitendra Singh Rajput, project head, design clinic scheme, said: "NID provides a common platform to MSMEs and designers. We make MSMEs realize value of design and provide them funding on behalf of the government to work with designers."