IIT Students Design Eco-Friendly Toilets For Homes
Since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014, the Indian government has till now successfully ensured toilets across several rural areas of the country spanning over 1 lakh villages, 450 cities and 77 districts. The government, recently, offered Open-Defecation Free status to three states viz. Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. In an effort to support the government’s sanitation programmes, a group of IIT Madras students have designed an environment-friendly toilet using discarded PET bottles, which would replace bricks and is believed to be a cost effective method.