Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter

e-toilets in India. Flickr

September 24, 2016: E-toilets started in Madurai by Mayor in charge K. Thiraviam and Commissioner Sandeep Nanduri are certainly creating a buzz in the whole of India. Small things can make big differences and therefore this initiative is another step to create Swachha Bharat. So, what’s so special about these toilets? Have a look of the e-toilet of Bangalore!

If you are scratching your head that what make these toilets so special? Find out here:

  • E-toilet facility was installed at a public park near Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple on 22 September 2016Wednesday a step towards making Madurai a smart city.
  • The objective behind building these toilets is to ensure hygienic and immaculate conditions in public places.
  • One has to insert a 2 rupee coin to use it, a cheap price for use of such high-tech toilets!
  • Red, green and amber lights are the tri-colours useful for knowing what the toilet is indicating. Green denotes the toilet is in use, amber indicates the water level has dipped and red shows the toilets already in use.
  • The speciality of this toilet is that it gets cleaned by its own! Can’t believe it right? It is fitted with a 200 capacity overhead tank so after one uses it this super toilet tidies it automatically!
  • Skeptical of how it would work without electricity? No worries people administration has already thought about it! In the case of power failure, a power backup facility is available which works for 6 hours.
  • A GPRS has been fitted in these two toilets that are connected to the city’s corporation website so if there is any dip in water level it will help in alerting the city corporation website.
  • So how will the common noddy know how to use it? There’s a solution for that too! Few people have been assigned the job of showing the onlookers how to use it.
  • The corporations are planning to set up 20 such toilets across the city! What a marvel will it be to see India grow and pay heed to important matters like hygiene and public toilets!
  • The doubt which will certainly be arising in everyone’s minds is how is the government going to manage such complex toilets with such huge population and in a nation where there is no scarcity of burglary, blindness and careless people?
  • Only time can clear our doubts of whether these e-toilets are going to be one of many exceptional things India is known for or will e-toilets become just another small cog in a large wheel!

– by Ashwati Menon of NewsGram. Twitter: @Ashu_phoebe



The Indian ships will spend more than two months in the region, the navy said in a statement.

NEW DELHI - India Navy sending four ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, its navy said Wednesday, as China's maritime power grows in the area.

The Indian ships will spend more than two months in the region, the navy said in a statement.

Keep Reading Show less

The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

Keep Reading Show less

Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

Also Read: Hindu Woman Axed To Death In Pakistan

Keep reading... Show less