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Smart Toilet: An innovative case from Tamil Nadu

Clean and safe toilets are prerequisites for many points of view inter alia of which area health hygiene, dignity, and privacy. Keeping in mind of the issue the World Toilet Organization was established in 2001 with the aim to break the taboo around toilets and the sanitation crisis. Since 2001, the World Toilet Organization lobbied governments, public and private sector stakeholders and the international community to prioritize sanitation in the development agenda.

The World Toilet Organization was established in 2001 with the aim to break the taboo around toilets and the sanitation crisis. Since 2001, World Toilet Organization lobbied governments, public and private sector stakeholders and the international community to prioritize sanitation in the development agenda. According to World Toilet Organization "Around one billion people in our world, today face the indignity of defecating in the open (as per 2015).

A lack of clean and safe toilets at schools leads to higher dropout among girls once they reach puberty.

 Fecal sludge management by Gramalaya

CGIAR formerly called Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) jointly published a paper on Business Models for Fecal Sludge Management in India Authored by Krishna C. Rao, Sasanka Velidandla, Cecilia L. Scott and Pay Drechsel.

In the above publication our Trichy Viragupettai toilet model is discussed as a case study. They mentioned Gramalaya is the main organization which created the facility.