Eram Scientific Solutions Wins Country’s First Swachhathon in Sanitation Space

Eram Scientific Solutions has won the country’s maiden Swachhathon 1.0

Thiruvananthapuram: Eram Scientific Solutions has won the country’s maiden Swachhathon 1.0, the first-ever Swachh Bharat Hackathon, organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to crowd-source solutions to some of the sanitation and hygiene problems in various parts of the country. The award for Swachhathon 1.0 is the latest recognition bestowed on Eram Scientific, which pioneered the concept of completely automated electronics toilets which work on remote sensing technology.

Eram bagged the award in a hotly-contested competition by trumping both domestic and foreign firms working in the sanitation technology space. The Hackathon received a massive response with total entries of 3,053 in six categories. Eram won the award in the ‘Monitoring Usage of Toilets’ category. The Swachhathon award was received by Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman & MD, Eram Group, from S S Ahluwalia, Minister of State, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, at a function organised in New Delhi the other day in which Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister, was the Chief Guest. Uma Bharti, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation; Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs; Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, Minister of State, Drinking Water & Sanitation, among other dignitaries, were present on the occasion.

“We are quite proud in receiving the maiden Swachhathon 1.0 award from the government,” said Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, in his speech after receiving the award. The company already has 44-plus national and international accolades in its kitty for its seminal contributions in introducing high-end, future-proof and scalable technology in the sanitation space. The company’s products made many a Smart Cities smarter by adopting its market-tested and proven automated model.

Eram Scientific Solutions pioneered in the country’s automated sanitation space the concept of internet of things (IoT), and is the first company to roll out the concept of connected e-Tolilet infrastructure with a motto of setting up self-sustained sanitation solutions. The company already has installed more than 2,500-odd facilities spread over 22 States. Eram Scientific, a private limited company based in Kerala, started its operations in 2008. It is the R&D-focussed social enterprise of the Gulf-based Eram Group, operating primarily in the water and sanitation sector. It is the first firm in the country to develop Electronic Public Toilet or e-Toilet which is portable, hygienically maintained and eco-friendly.