Low-cost, eco-friendly 'Nirgandh' toilet options

Seetha Gopalakrishnan
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 13:39
No running water or underground sewerage connection in your locality? Looking for eco-friendly sanitation solutions for your office? Want to install a waste-recycling toilet at home? Here are some 'Nirgandh' options you could consider.
 
1."Nirgandh"  Bio Standard
 
The bio toilet tank is in cement concrete with a capacity is 700 liters. The floor is in cement concrete as well with a fiberglass squatting type toilet bowl. The superstructure is made up of mild steel pipes with fiberglass panels and has a door. It can serve 4-7 users per day. It is equipped with a separate water tank of 30 litre capacity and has a foot operated water spout for hand wash. A basin can be provided outside the toilet as an accessory. The floor and toilet pan can be washed easily and the price ranges from Rs.19000.00 to Rs.27000.00
 
2. "Nirgandh" Bio  Deluxe
 
The bio toilet tank is in fiberglass and has a capacity of 1000 liters. The floor is in stainless steel with an injection molded imported SaTo toilet pan with a counter weighted lid over the discharge pipe in the squatting type toilet bowl. The superstructure is a foldable Nylon tent-like structure.The toilet can serve upto 6-10 users per day. A separate water tank of 30 lit capacity with foot operated water spout for hand wash is present and a basin can be provided inside the toilet as an accessory, if necessary. The floor and toilet pan can be washed easily. The price ranges from Rs.20000.00 to Rs.28000.00.
 
3. "Nirgandh" Bio  Premium
 
The bio toilet tank is in fiberglass and has a capacity of 700 liters. The floor is in stainless steel with an injection molded  imported SaTo toilet pan with a counter weighted lid over the discharge pipe in the squatting type toilet bowl. The superstructure is made up of stainless steel pipes with poly carbonate panels and  aluminised plastic door. It can serve 4-7 users per day. A separate water tank of 30 lit capacity with foot operated water spout for hand wash and a basin for water conservation can be provided inside the toilet as an accessory. The floor and toilet pan can be washed easily.The price ranges from Rs.40000.00 to Rs.48000.00.
 
Basic latrines with the following specifications could be provided on request. Several local families could connect to a joint bio digester tank. The bio digester size needs to be adjusted according to he number of persons using the toilets. 
 
4. "Nirgandh" Basic
 
The framework of the base is in mild steel with PVC covering.The floor is in stainless steel with an injection molded  imported SaTo  toilet pan with a counter weighted lid over the discharge pipe in the squatting type toilet bowl. The superstructure is a foldable Nylon tent-like structure.The toilet can serve limitless users per day. A separate water tank of 30 lit capacity with foot operated water spout for hand wash and a basin for water conservation can be provided inside the toilet as accessories. The floor and toilet pan can be washed easily.The price ranges from Rs.12000.00 to Rs.20000.00.
 
For more details, please contact Madhu S Thakar at (0) 9810078028 or msthakar@gmail.comThakar was one of the top-10 finalists in the Bill and Melinda Gates and BIRAC's Reinvent the Toilet India Challenge in 2013-14. Despite not being awarded the grant, he continues to do his bit to help make India open defecation free.
 
India Water Portal does not market or endorse the brand or products mentioned above. The aim here is to let people know about the low-cost sanitation options that are currently available in the market.

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