JSW constructed Model Modern Toilets in the Govt. schools of its Direct Influence Zone (India)

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SWACHCH BHARAT THROUGH SCHOOL MODEL TOILETS

As part of the Swacch Bharat initiative, JSW took the noble step to construct Model Modern Toilets in the Govt. schools of its Direct Influence Zone (DIZ) area to prevent outside defecation and provide state of the art sanitation facilities to the children in the schools for healthier India. 38 model toilets have been constructed in 29 DIZ villages of JSW with bio-digesters which convert the solid waste into gas.
The involvement of JSW’s Senior Executives as ambassadors of JSW in supervising the construction and later its management shows JSW’s commitment in providing not only top class facilities but also the successful roll out of the same. It is not just construction of toilets or successful functioning of the same, JSW has also has laid a grand plan for proper maintenance and utilization of the same by engaging an expert NGO for the maintenance of these toilets.
JSW is visualizing as a first step involve school teachers, students and SDMC to keep the school premises Swachh. In the second phase expand the scope of this activity with active involvement of Panchayath and other stake holders to keep the villages themselves Swachh. Nine components of Swachh Bharat have been identified and every month there will be focus on spreading awareness among people on them. The nine components include use of toilets, hand wash, non-littering of garbage, safe drinking water, tree planting and personal hygiene. Booklets on each of these components was prepared and made available to people through schools.

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Re: Topic 3 - How Can Companies Contribute to WASH in Schools

Dear Shaji,

Could you please clarify what JSW is? I couldn't find this information in your post or attachment.

How much did these toilets cost? Is there much biogas produced and does it replace LPG or wood for cooking (for example)?

You said "by engaging an expert NGO for the maintenance of these toilets." - Who is this NGO and who pays them and how much (and for how long)?

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Dear Sir,

Interesting! But I am yet to understand, really your schools have safe drinking water facilities. The sources are being tested for its water quality test.
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Dear Sir,
Great Initiative. However a few concerns:

1. Generation of bio-gas (Methane) linked to toilet in school in a rural setup- you may agree with me that in schools mostly urinals are used by students and staff in comparison to WCs, hence very less fecal matter is collected which is not adequate to generate bio-gas (Methane) enough to be used for any purpose. Bio gas plants work best only if attached to a public toilet with more than 250 users per day.

2. Sustainability factor of the plant.

3. Hiring of an organisation/company to clean the toilet at a cost- how will this inculcate good practices in the young ones, how will they learn the importance and responsibility to clean up after them. The whole idea of exit strategy is to introduce good practice, motivate, provide & help adopt. Human tendency is to take it for granted if it is for free or done by others, community will retrograde to the same if we do not remove ourselves from the equation.

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JSW Group - Amongst India's largest conglomerates
www.jsw.in/
JSW Group is a USD 13 billion leading conglomerate, with presence across India, USA, South America & Africa, the JSW Group is a part of the O.P. Jindal Group

They must have done this little job under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program where in every company has to invest 3% of their profit for social work. They always make ( or say so, at least) that they are doing the "noble step to construct Model Modern Toilets in the Govt. schools" and end up constructing 38 most modern toilets with an NGO in between which can add up to their 3% share.

That is how things are done.

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Sorry for the delay Madam.

JSW stands for JSW Steel Ltd. the flagship company of over $13 billion JSW Group, JSW Steel is one of India's leading integrated steel manufacturers with a capacity of 18 MTPA.

JSW Foundation is the social development arm of JSW with an ideology that every life is important and must be given fair opportunities to make best out of it.
As a part of WASH initiative in schools they have arranged for RO drinking water units and built toilet in govt. schools and anganwadis in the direct impact zone

The each school two separate toilet units were built girls and boys. The boys unit had 7 urinals and 3 latrines while the girls units had 7 bidets and 3 latrines. Initially the septic tank was installed. Subsequently the design was modified and a biodigestor followed by soak pit based on DRDO design was added ,The construction cost per school was $ 10000. In total 40 schools were covered.

A local NGO M/s Vikas Sewa Samsthe, Hospet was engaged for the initial two years for the maintenance of the toilets at a fee of $30000 /annum was paid. The payment was done by JSW Foundation.Presently JSW foundation is directly looking after the cleaning activity and the annual expenditure is $7250. Next year onwards the school will take over the cleaning activity of the toilets.
Design of the DRDO toilet is attached herewith.

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Treated drinking water is fed to the schools in the immediate vicinity by JSW Steel. At the user end Portable filter modules with UV treatment have been installed. Where ever piped connection is not possible bore well water is pumped to overhead tank and portable RO units have been installed to ensure safe drinking water to the children
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Agree with you Mr Gaurav ,

We did try to set up a biogas unit but later abandoned the idea as generation of bio-gas linked to toilet was very less .

We hired a local NGO for maintenance of the toilets for initial two years. In 2018 JSW foundation is directly paying for the toilet cleaning activity .The toilet facilities will be handed over to the school authorities 2019 .

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Hello Shaji

RE the drinking water (non-piped from bore well), I have a few questions and if you can help with your experience it would be very helpful and appreciated

1. can you advise what is the water quality at the bore well source?

2. can you share theequipment setup between bore well and drinking point (from bore - RO - UV - drinking point) and the equipment models and capacity used?

3. also, what is the resulting water quality like at the drinking point?

4. are tests conducted regularly?

5. do you need to treat chemically (with chlorine or any other material) to ensure water quality post filtration?

6. Do you feel there may be a need to re-introduce certain minerals back into the water after RO treatment (which effectively takes all the "life" out of the water and leaves very little of benefit)?

we are looking at integrated systems for universal locations as part of our modular building development in Malaysia and would like to receive (and share) any experiences you have.

We have found RO to be problematic due to the water rejection % and the pore blockages, (unless we pre-filter with sand, UF etc) but unsure what alternatives we can use for the same level of filtration

Please share any thoughts and experiences re these issues (and any others too please)

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