Access to basic measures of hygiene is the right of every individual. However, there are a number of factors that can lead to this need being denied to people. In India alone, a huge number of people live in both cities and rural areas without any access to Toilets. The result is that open defecation is one of the biggest problems plaguing India and actively hindering its growth story.
What may seem like a small problem is actually the tip of the iceberg. Open defecation is the leading source of diseases among the working class in India. Moreover, research has been proven that lack of hygiene is one of the main reasons why Indian children suffer from problems such as stunted growth. In this scenario one very viable option that is becoming increasing popular is prefabricated toilets. Also known as Prefab Toilets, these self-contained units have a number of benefits over toilets that are built out of brick and mortar.
Stainless steel toilets can be installed easily
Prefabricated toilets are built at the manufacturing site. Apart from cutting cost, this process also makes it easy to install. A single unit of a fully functional prefab toiletcan be installed easily on site without any construction. Moreover, because of their design they can be transported from one to another as well.
Stainless steel ensures durability
The very fact that prefab toilets are made of stainless steel makes them incredibly strong and long-lasting. Moreover, the stainless steel used to build these toilets is water and scratch-resistant and they are also resistant to the growth of bacteria and other germs. This gives prefab toilets theedge over other materials such as wood.
Technology makes prefabricated toilets easy to use
Prefabricated toilets generally come fitted with accessories such as napkin incinerators, features that enable water recycling and the use of solar energy as an alternate source of power. Other features of these toilets include napkin holders, mirrors, automated doors and sensor-enabled lights. These toilets are also recyclable and therefore do not add to the pollution levels and also take the pressure of natural reserves such as wood.
Prefab toilets cost less
Because they are industrially manufactured, prefab toilets cost less. This is a great advantage for a burgeoning economy like India where low cost can actually push the use of these toilets higher up.
The increased awareness regarding and use of prefabricated toilets has many direct and indirect benefits. The direct benefit of these toilets is that, if they are installed in large numbers, then at some point the fact 48% of India’s popularity lacks access to toilets will not remain a fact but a thing of the past. The indirect and nobler impact of prefab toilets is that it takes the pressure off young girls who quit their education because their schools do not have toilets! Lastly, it will ensure that girls and women in the rural and semi-urban areas of India do not have to risk their security just because they need to use a toilet (as of today, so many women travel long distances just so they can relieve themselves).