World Toilet Day
Jamshedpur: Every year, on November 19th, the world observes “World Toilet Day” to shed light on a global issue that often goes unspoken – sanitation. While it may not be a topic that garners much attention, access to clean and safe sanitation facilities is a fundamental human right and a critical factor in public health, social well-being, and economic development. This World Toilet Day, we explore the significance of sanitation and highlight the remarkable contribution of Nest-In in transforming the sanitation scenario in India.
The Sanitation Crisis
In a world that has made tremendous progress in various fields, it is shocking that over 4.2 billion people still lack access to safely managed sanitation facilities. The consequences are dire – poor sanitation leads to the spread of diseases, hampers education and poses significant challenges to women’s dignity and safety. The lack of proper sanitation facilities affects billions of lives globally and is a significant obstacle to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to ensure water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Creating Awareness and Driving Change
World Toilet Day serves as a global platform to raise awareness about the sanitation crisis and inspire action. It reminds us of the urgency to address this issue and the need for innovative solutions. Tata Steel Nest-In stands as a shining example of such innovation and commitment to transforming the sanitation landscape in India.
While many public and individual toilets are built for women, many women still refrain from using them mainly because of lack of access to water for post defecation.
Enhancing women’s involvement is imperative in household and community decision-making processes related to sanitation concerns, encompassing pivotal aspects like:
1. Implementing appropriate technology for the construction of toilets
2. Identifying secure locations for community toilet construction to ensure women’s safety
3. Ensuring the provision of adequate and safe menstrual hygiene management facilities within the toilets.
Increased participation of women in these decisions is crucial for fostering effective, inclusive, and sustainable sanitation solutions.
Nest-In: Revolutionising Sanitation
Tata Steel, a name synonymous with trust and excellence, has been making substantial contributions to India’s development for over a century. Nest-In, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, focuses on providing innovative and sustainable sanitation solutions.
1. Sanitation Solutions: Nest-In is a pioneer in designing and manufacturing innovative and environment-friendly modular sanitation solutions named EzyNest. These solutions are easy to install and maintain, making them a practical choice for both urban and rural areas. They are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and are equipped with modern features that enhance user experience and hygiene. EzyNest, modular sanitation solutions can be constructed three times faster as compared to traditional RCC solutions, enabling quicker deployment. EzyNest’s plug and play nature makes it a valuable solution in time-sensitive situations, where access to sanitation infrastructure is crucial.
2. Community Initiatives: Nest-In goes beyond just manufacturing toilets. They actively engage with communities, governments, and non-profit organisations to drive sanitation initiatives as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. By creating awareness and providing access to sanitation facilities in underserved regions, Nest-In is making a tangible impact on public health and the quality of life for countless individuals.
3. Sustainable Solutions: Nest-In focuses on sustainable practices by using environment-friendly materials and technologies in their products. This not only reduces the environmental footprint but also contributes to India’s efforts to achieve a greener and more sustainable future.
Nest-In strives to provide complete turnkey solutions with a unique customer experience at its core. Offering a wide range of prefabricated solutions for industrial infrastructure, housing, sanitation, safe drinking water, portable cabins and lifestyle solutions, Nest-In today serves over 26 states in India and helps create a better life for millions of Indians.
The offerings of Nest-In are geared towards meeting existing and upcoming requirements under various government initiatives like Swacch Bharat program, Smart City initiatives and CSR initiatives of various corporates.
Nest-In has been contributing to the cause and making a difference to the lives of millions of women in India. Nest-In launched EzyNest, an end-to-end modular sanitation solution contributing towards a healthy living for individuals and communities. The solution aims at countering the sanitation problems in communities where people do not have access to hygienic public toilets. The construction generates minimal waste, as they are equipped with the best waste management facilities, and large parts of the unit are recyclable. A modular toilet is a type of prefabricated toilet that is made up of several modules that are assembled on-site. RCC toilets, on the other hand, are made of reinforced cement concrete and are typically cast in place. Modular toilets offer a number of advantages, such as being easier to install, more durable, and more environment-friendly. EzyNest, modular sanitation solutions boasts a significantly faster construction time compared to traditional RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) structures. It can be constructed three times faster, enabling quicker deployment as EzyNest comes with a bio digester making it a cleaner and quicker solution as it saves time of constructing a soak pit or a septic tank. EzyNest’s plug and play nature makes it a valuable solution in time-sensitive situations, such as disaster relief efforts or rapidly growing communities, where timely access to sanitation infrastructure is crucial.
Nest-In’s EzyNest extends its applications beyond basic sanitation. In addition to providing smart toilet infrastructure, it is designed for versatile use, including in schools, public spaces, and construction sites. Its robust design and real-time data analytics offer insights for better resource management. This aligns with World Toilet Day’s emphasis on sustainable sanitation solutions. EzyNest’s adaptability ensures that it is suitable for diverse environments and contributing to the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of sanitation for all.
Tata Steel Nest-In’s commitment to social responsibility is underscored by its recent recognition as the “Best CSR Implementation Agency of the Year” at the 8th CSR Impact Awards. With over 8200+ EzyNest units strategically placed across India, Nest-In is not only transforming sanitation but also setting industry standards. This accolade reinforces their dedication to impactful corporate social responsibility.
On World Toilet Day, as the world turns its attention to the global sanitation crisis, Tata Steel Nest-In stands as a beacon of change. Through innovative solutions and a commitment to social impact, we are reshaping the landscape of sanitation in the nation, one hygienic facility at a time.