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

  • shaji
  • shaji's Avatar
    Topic Author
  • Posts: 15
  • Likes received: 1

Topic 3 - How Can Companies Contribute to WASH in Schools

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.

This attachment is hidden for guests.
Please log in or register to see it.

This message has an attachment file.
Please log in or register to see it.

You need to login to reply
  • muench
  • muench's Avatar
  • Moderator of this Forum; Freelance consultant (former roles: program manager, lecturer, process engineer)
  • Posts: 2417
  • Karma: 51
  • Likes received: 682

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)?

Kind regards,
Elisabeth

Community manager and chief moderator of this forum via SEI project ( www.susana.org/en/resources/projects/details/127 )

Dr. Elisabeth von Muench
Independent consultant in Brisbane, Australia
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Twitter: @EvMuench
Sanitation Wikipedia project leader: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Sanitation
E-mail me to get involved: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You need to login to reply
  • kamrun
  • kamrun's Avatar
  • Posts: 10
  • Likes received: 1

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

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.
regards
MSK
You need to login to reply
  • Saamarth
  • Saamarth's Avatar
  • Posts: 2
  • Likes received: 0

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

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.

Best of regards
Gaurav Chandra
You need to login to reply
  • Ashok
  • Ashok's Avatar
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: -1
  • Likes received: 6

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

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.

Ashok
You need to login to reply
Share this thread:
Recently active users. Who else has been active?
Time to create page: 1.058 seconds