- A woman identified as Sushma Kallempudi has been commended on social media for building a mobile toilet
- The mobile toilet, which is set up in an electric vehicle, is for women who wish to use hygienic restroom in public
- Photos of the mobile toilet were shared on social media and some people said the innovation is an inspiration to other women entrepreneurs
A woman identified as Sushma Kallempudi has built a mobile toilet for women who wish to use a hygienic restroom.
Sharing photos of the mobile toilet on LinkedIn, Venkatraman Venkitachalam said the restroom, which is called Mobile She Toilet, is set up in an electric vehicle.
The post read in part:
"The objective of the single user toilet set up on an electric auto is to provide clean toilets to women in the crowded market areas.
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"The toilet has a Battery Pack of 70 Ah 48 Volts Lion which can easily run for 24 hours at a speed of 25 Km per hour. Body of the toilet is made of IMS, ACP and stainless steel. A 100 liters water storage tanker is provided for flushing."
Where it is stationed
According to Venkitachalam, the vehicle, which has GPS tracking, sanitary napkin dispenser, diaper changing, power charging stations, will be placed at busy centres.
The statement concluded:
"Vacuum flush technology is used to flush easily. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation agreed to implement Mobile She toilets by transforming old automobiles into mobile toilets."
DR. Venkat S. K. said:
"Put a solar roof (panels) on it."
Skanda Moorthy commented:
"Super idea. All these old buses in all states can be converted and ladies can have more freedom in moving on, especially Indian context."
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Rupam Kumar Saha said:
"This is what modern India needs. Kudos to her."
Gaury Sankar commented:
"Congratulations Sushma and wish you a great success. It's an inspiration to other women entrepreneurs."
Ethiopia builds energy plant that converts trash into electricity
In other news, as Nigeria battles with electricity problem and waste management challenges particularly in the cities, an African country has unveiled a waste-to-energy initiative worthy of emulation.
The Ethiopian government is turning the country's largest rubbish dump named Koshe in Addis Ababa into a new waste-to-energy plant. The initiative is tagged the Reppie plant project.
The initiative described as the first of its kind in Africa has two major advantages. It will help address the hazards caused by the heaps of waste as well as provide another sustainable means of generating electricity.