The Kollam Corporation has installed four e-toilets at different locations in the town.

‘Delight’ e-toilets have been conceived and manufactured by Eram Scientific Solutions based here.

Eram has just won recognition from the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It was the only one entry from India to receive a grant of approximately Rs 2.9 crore from this foundation for conducting research on automating the cleaning and disinfection functions at public toilets.

Two of the e-toilets installed in Kollam are at Chinnakkada, one is at collectorate premises and the other is at Neendakara.

Delight e-toilets have been conceived to improve sanitation facilities in the urban centres of the country, an Eram Scientific spokesman said here.

At present, the company has installed 400 functional e-toilets units all over the state of Kerala.

Two units have recently been installed at the Kerala House premises in New Delhi and three others in Raichur also. Eram will be the technical and after sales service provider.

Kerala has since become the first State to introduce the connected toilet infrastructure (CETI) facility.

As a pilot, CETI had been introduced at 26 various locations in Pathanamthitta District. It will be rolled out in a phased manner across the State.

vinson.kurian@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on August 28, 2012)
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