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COIMBATORE: Sahyadri Industries Ltd (SIL), who has launched ‘Cemply Swachalay’, a do it yourself latrine, is targeting to install two lakh toilet blocks across the country by the end of next financial year, a top company official said on 23 January.
The company, which has launched the green toilets, as part of Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharati Mission, has installed nearly 2,000 Swachalays in Maharashtra and Gujarat, M Satyanarayanan, President (Sales and Marketing), SIL, told PTI.
On target, Satyanarayana said that the company, which has already launched this toilets in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and also Tamil Nadu, wanted to install two lakh toilets by 2016 March.
The company is confident to install 15,000 toilets by March 2015, Satyanarayana, here to launch the products, said.
Stating that toilets ranging from rs. 18,000 to rs.35,000 and can be built in villages under various National, State and Local self government initiated schemes, with a subsidy of rs12,000, he said though water was a major cause of concern, SIL was willing to provide a water tap, if the local bodies link the area with pipeline.
When asked about coordinating with NGOs or Corporates in constructing toilets in schools, both in rural and urban areas, he said that the company has already initiated one such project in Pune.
If any Corporates or big companies come forward under its Corporate Social Responsibility, SIL would extend all help for installing such toilets, he said, it was also ready to assist National and State highways departments to install toilets.
The company, with six manufacturing units, has the capacity of mass production, speedy logistics and installation, which can be done in any terrain of little resources like tribal, hilly areas, tourist spots, forts and also residential and school premises.
SIL is selected for Best Innovation Award, which will be presented during the India CSR Summit, to be held at Delhi on February 6, Satyanarayana said.