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There aren’t many secure latrines in India. Over 50% of Indians lacked access to toilets prior to the Clean India Mission, especially in rural regions. People were compelled to urinate in the open, posing health risks, causing environmental concerns, and contaminating the water supply. In India, open defecation has long been popular. Outside of the villages, people defecate in fields and bushes.
Women and children are most impacted by all of this. They now risk losing their hygiene, respect, and safety due to open defecation. When they walk outside to urinate or poop, they have sometimes been sexually assaulted. It goes without saying that a lack of sanitary conditions contributes to a wide range of water-borne illnesses and a high number of fatalities, particularly among children.
In India, diarrhoea is the third most common cause of paediatric mortality and accounts for 13% of all deaths in children under the age of five each year. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), started by the Indian government, was one of the initial initiatives to close the gap. Although more than a million restrooms were built nationwide, more were still required.
It is clear that there is a pressing need to tackle the issue of open defecation in India, and Banka Bio has the solution for this.
Banka Bio took on the task of eliminating open defecation and putting in place affordable, environmentally responsible, and socially acceptable sanitation systems since 2012. We are committed to developing technologies that conserve resources and protect the environment.
At Banka Bio, our aim is to address the issue of open defecation in India by providing sustainable solutions for the WaSH industry. Our solutions include:
- BioToilet & BioDigester
- Fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP)
- Packaged sewage treatment plant (PSTP)
- STP as a service (SaaS)
Banka Bio has a triple bottomline: people, planet and profit. For more information on our solutions, do refer to our Slide Deck.