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Updated: August 8, 2012 18:08 IST

Muneer to inaugurate connected e-toilet project

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The e-toilet that is being installed at Thirunakkara in Kottayam. File Photo: Binish Malloossery
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The e-toilet that is being installed at Thirunakkara in Kottayam. File Photo: Binish Malloossery

India’s first Connected E-Toilet Infrastructure (CETI), funded by the State sanitation Mission is coming up in Pathanamthitta. The project will be inaugurated by the Minister for Local Administration M. K. Muneer at a public function at District Hospital premises in Kozhencherry on Thursday.

District Panchayat President Babu George said the panchayat has set up 26 e-toilets in 17 divisions of the district as part of its ongoing `Zero Waste Pathanamthitta’ project. Though the State presently has got as many as 300 e-toilets, the CETI to be inaugurated in Pathanamthitta district would be the first of its kind in the whole country, Mr. George added.

Mr. George said CETI help in the social development and sanitation of the State. More e-toilets would be set up in the district in the coming years, he added. 

According to him, the interconnected e-toilet network will be digitally controlled, enabling people to locate them, check the working status, and remotely control the units to ensure its smooth functioning. CETI is a perfect blend of engineering, technology and biological processing with a cozy ambience and style, he adds. 

Mr. George said CETI has been designed on the lines of the Australian National Public Toilet Map as part of the total sanitation programme of the district panchayat. He said the panchayat has envisaged provision of hygienic and waste-free toilets at international standards. He said CETI would take the State as well as the district to the league of developed nations having state of the art, hygienic and pollution-free e-toilet network with international standards. 

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E-toilet sounds great .An innovative and novel initiative .I wish, like pathanam thitta ,if it is installed in all the towns ,how nice it would be?

from:  divakaran pallikunnil
Posted on: Aug 8, 2012 at 23:27 IST
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