Satyajit Mittal’s innovative redesign of the conventional squat pan seems to have solved many problems at a stroke. It has forced users to sit in the right direction, thus preventing a mess; reduced consumption of water; and significantly eased the stress on knees and feet that users undergo while doing their business. Appropriately named SquatEase,
A toilet is now not just a toilet. Be it in an urban or rural setting, this existential cubicle is fast transforming into a sustainable economic enterprise. Innovative toilet-retail combos that market hygiene products, food & groceries and other services, while also collecting health data, are leading many to comment that the toilet could be
In 2016 the Japan-headquartered global building materials major Lixil Group Corporation created a specialised and dedicated business unit, the Social Sanitation Initiatives (SSI). The company established SSI to accelerate the design and production of new toilet and water technology solutions for low-income families, water-scarce and non-sewered locations around the world, as well as for exploring
Pune is a rapidly developing smart city with a population of approximately 40 lakh and a floating population of 2 lakh people a day. Nearly 38% of the population lives in slums occupying about 2% of the land. While the city has performed well in the annual ‘Swacch Sarvekshan’ rankings (ranked 11th in sanitation in
Governments, corporations and consumers are increasingly sourcing forest products from certified and responsibly managed forests. Certification enables them to make informed choices about the products they buy, and drive demand for forest practices that keep forests healthy for generations to come. Canada is well placed to cater to the wood-starved Indian market, says Pranesh Chhibber,
Hetal Iyer, country head for modular kitchen business at Godrej Interio believes that design will be its differentiator as the company sets out to conquer the space and eyes Rs 2,000 crore in revenue in the next 3 to 4 years. She was speaking at India Kitchen Congress 2019.
Regional language content creation platforms targeted at women, like Momspresso.com, are turning out to be a goldmine for smart marketers. With over 330 million women in India expected to be on the Internet by 2021, engagement with customers in the vernacular is going to be the done-thing going forward. Co-founder Vishal Gupta analyses Momspresso.com’s user
Business leaders and entrepreneurs have an opportunity to embrace the emerging sanitation economy in the country for fueling sustainable growth Sanitation has seldom been a part of management strategy in global businesses, and its cross-sector business role is not fully comprehended. But the fact is that sanitation can emerge as one of the most significant