The Swacch Bharat Abhiyan of the Government of India has been promoting the cause of clean and hygienic toilets across India. Inspired by the efforts and based on her own experiences, Hyderabad-based entrepreneur Sushma Kallempudi came up with the idea of 'mobile she toilets' for women who look out for clean, hygienic toilets.
In fact, when Sushma first came back to India in 2017 from the US, she faced a similar problem. She found that despite Hyderabad having many public toilets, almost all of them were unusable when it came to hygiene. So, she gave it a thought and came up with her idea of mobile toilets.
Initially, Sushma wanted to distribute sanitary pads, but she found that many were already involved in the cause. So, Sushma decided to do something different that had an impact. She says she realized the need for mobile she toilets after visiting crowded places and realizing that there was an immediate need for such toilets.
Once she finalized her designs, she sought funds from GHMC, state, and central government authorities. Her idea was immediately accepted by all bodies, and Telangana State Road Transport Corporation decided to use the idea by converting old vehicles into such mobile toilets.
Presently, Sushma is working on 25 such mobile toilets, which she will hand over to GHMC within six months. Already such ideas have been implemented in Pune and Karnataka.