MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar to use MPLAD funds to install electronic toilets in schools
news Monday, October 13, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| October 2, 2014| 10.30 am IST Answering the clarion call for Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has announced he will use his MPLAD funds for installation of 100 hi-tech electronic toilets in 50 BBMP schools in Bangalore. The initiative has been launched with a pilot project installing four electronic toilets in two BBMP schools in Bangalore that has a large number of girl students from economically backward background. Rajeev Chandrasekhar said â€śitâ€™s my commitment to ensure every child studying in a BBMP school has access to basic sanitation and will utilize my Local Area Development Funds to install electronic toilets.â€ť What are Electronic Toilets? They are toilets, made of steel structure and have automated cleaning and flushing mechanisms. Being a self-cleaning toilet, the e toilets negate the need for everyday cleaning and ensure long term hygiene. On opening of the door of the e toilet, it automatically switches on a lightâ€”thus saving energy. It directs the person with audio commands- ensuring proper hygiene and these toilets are programmed to flush 1.5 liters of water after 3 minutes of usage or 4.5 liters if usage is longer thereby also conserving water. Most importantly they can also be programmed to clean the platform with a complete wash down after every 5 or 10 persons use the toilet and are all GPRS enabled that allows for real time updates and tracking for periodic maintenance
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