Social Innovation of Eram Group Gathering Wide Acceptance

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Thiruvananthapuram: Eram Scientific Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an R&D-based social enterprise based here, is defining a new paradigm in automated solutions for public sanitation in India. Dr.Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman and Managing Director, Eram Group, said that this strategic decision is in line with the heightened awareness caused by Swachh Bharat campaign announced by the Prime Minister and the subsequent decision by several municipalities to stem the scourge of open defecation,  by adopting innovations in public sanitation.

With the estimated installation exceeding 3500 eToilets, Eram will be able to spread to hitherto unexplored regions in India.

“India now need to awaken to innovative solutions in sanitation to address the large and growing demand gap. With technology invading all spheres of our lives, its high time that we adopted convergent technologies to address the inherent challenges of public sanitation,” said Dr. Siddeek Ahmed.

Set up in 2011, Eram Scientific Solutions started working on the eToilet project in 2009 after conducting research on the sanitation crisis in India and other issues like water and waste management which required technological innovation. eToilet has been built on a nascent business concept and it slowly developed, transforming the idea to a viable business opportunity with a realisation of the marketability of the new electronic toilet concept which had both business as well as social causes.

The innovatively designed and engineered sanitation model involves unmanned operations, clean and hygienic facilities, easy and continual operation of the toilets while minimizing unnecessary maintenance costs.To conserve water, the toilets are programmed to flush 1.5 litre of water after three minutes of usage and 4.5 litres if the usage is longer.

The eToilet mobile app helps to locate the nearest eToilet and can be utlised to monitor the health status of eToilets by the respective authorities.

The company has established their presence in 20 Indian states such as Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.

The company under the leadership of Dr. Siddeek Ahmed has won over 43 award and recognitions including the Toilet Titan Award Received from the Honourble Prime Minister.

The major highlight of Eram Scientific’s initiative in 2017 would be to develop full-fledged commercial eToilet model integrated with waste treatment facilities which can recycle and regenerate the water and energy to make the eToilets completely off-grid. Eram Scientific Solutions have established collaborations with the world’s leading players in the sanitation and waste treatment sector.