Innovative toilet solution SATO launched in #Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: SATO which is an innovative, affordable and hygienic toilet solution today announced the availability of its products in Odisha. In the first phase, SATO products will be available through SATO distributors in Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, and Jagatsinghpur covering seven districts. In the next few months, SATO plans to reach all the districts in the state.
SATO, part of LIXIL Corporation, a global leader in housing and building materials, is first-of-its-kind line of innovative toilet and sanitation products specifically tailored for rural and peri-urban communities that do not have access to safe sanitation. SATO products are designed to automatically and reliably seal open-pit latrines with an innovative self-closing trap-door that minimizes odours and closes the passage of disease-carrying insects, making the toilet safer and more pleasant to use.
Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Mitra, Regional Business Leader, South Asia, SATO said, “I am happy to announce the availability of SATO products in Odisha. Odisha is a priority state for us. The state has seen five-fold increase in toilet construction since October 2014. However, more than 50 percent people in the state still do not have access to toilets. SATO aims to provide innovative, affordable and hygienic toilet solutions to the people of state. ”
“We support the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’s target of making India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2019. This is an ambitious target and Odisha will play an important role in achieving this. Innovative and sustainable solutions that encourage people to use toilets are the need of the hour. SATO toilets are easy to install and maintain. Our unique technology makes pit changing very simple and convenient. SATO toilets save approximately 80% water per flush and thus make toilets more sustainable.” Mr. Mitra further added.
Currently, under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, approximately 47,000 Twin-Pit Pour-Flush (TPPF) latrines are built everyday but most require more than five litres of water to flush and feature a junction box for switching between pits that is prone to clogging. The new generation of SATO uses an innovative V-trap configuration connecting the twin pits. This design makes switching between the two pits easier and eliminates clogging. The SATO V-trap connection system also requires approximately 80 percent less water per flush.
Additionally, SATO V-trap connection system also saves one day of labour time in installation and makes the TPPF latrine installation affordable by saving almost INR 650 per toilet.
LIXIL aims to improve access to sanitation and hygiene for 10 crore people globally by 2020. SATO business unit will play a key role in achieving this. This vision fits well with India’s development goal of making the country Open Defecation Free by 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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