By: M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Sri Sarfaraz Khan JC SWM BBMP is requested to consider "Free to use Public Toilets” proposals under Swachhta Udyami Yojana under PPP submitted by Mr Jyaprakash and Mr Chranjeevi of SC ST Sanghas and Associations .Pay to use public toilets are unjust infringements on our basic human rights as elimination is an important body function that must take place, dime or no dime,”.. BBMP must ensure that everyone has access to sanitation which is safe, hygienic, secure and which provides privacy and ensures dignity.According to Amnesty International (AI) and the U.N. General Assembly access to toilets is a human right, as they are "essential to human well-being”. These Free to use public toilets for men and woman's at BMTC bus stops schools colleges railway stations metro stations malls and bazaars etc throughout BBMP areas 198 wards will have modern gadgets and turbo charged cleaning systems with own bore well each with ATMS and other shops included in the proposal. Public is free to use Toilets whereas other services will be charged. The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) need to rework its Solid Waste Management contracts documents in respect of public toilets under PPP supporting Swachhta Udyami Yojana and redrafting Garbage alone lifting contracts (excluding Pourakarmikas as they will be paid and employed by BBMP in near future) and monitor them with computers setups with GIS and GPS and CCTV and smart phone surveillance systems in view to support Swachhta Udyami Yojana of the Union Government . The garbage contracts and free to use public toilet contracts should be given to one unit one persons. No bulk contracts to one person who in turn manipulate the entire systems and spoil the system with corrupt practices . National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation is implementing the Swachhta Udyami Yojana for rehabilitating safai karamcharis and identifying manual scavengers and their dependents This policy provides financial assistance in the form of loan at concession for building community toilets in PPP mode and procurement of sanitation related vehicles such as jetting machine, vacuum loader, garbage trucks and suction. Up to INR 25 lakhs has been provided for establishing community toilets in PPP mode through this Yojana while up to INR 15 lakhs has been provided for procurement of sanitation related vehicles Individual beneficiaries/ self-help groups, through State Channelizing Agencies (SCAs), in partnership with reputed organizations. Karnatak could have utilized central scheme for the benefit of its citizens and Bangaluru . This Free to use public toilets will have modern gadgets and turbo charged cleaning systems with ATMS and other shops included in the proposal. Public is free to use Toilets whereas other services will be charged. New business models need to be devised as all other models have failed .They are not able to generate utility bills and salary payments to pouarakarmikas to maintain it .Public toilets can be constructed on public private participation basis. BBMP is not just committed to sanctioning funds to construct public toilets in each ward, but also directed the Commissioner to explore the possibility of maintaining the existing toilets on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis on commercially viable proposals . BBMP take up construction of public toilets under PPP. He said that the agencies could be allowed to put up advertisement hoardings and two shops on front side on the toilets and maintain the toilets. The BBMP is obligated to provide toilets as part of social infrastructure in the city as per the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976. As per a survey, he claimed that the city needs at least 25,000 toilets.
BBMP need to wake up and provide free urinals public toilets under PPP as Women have the right to safe and decent toilets at all convenient places, the Bombay high court observed on recently, upholding women's "right to pee" while outdoors. "Women have the right to have safe and clean toilets, which in a way impacts their right to live with human dignity ,'' said a bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Revati Mohite-Dere.The court has directed municipal corporations across Maharashtra to "formulate a comprehensive scheme for construction and management of toilets urinals restrooms privies for women walking on the streets". "One of the paramount duties of the state and the corporation is to improve public health by providing toilets for women at all convenient places," it added. The judges said lack of toilet facilities can lead to several health issues in women, They explained that due to lack of toilets or even where they exist but lack of cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene, women tend to ``hold on'' and defer urinating until they can find a clean public toilet or till they reach home. Also at times women do not drink water when they step out with the fear that they may not have access to clean and clean public toilet. It also said the need for toilets is felt more during menstruation. ``Medical science has shown problems of distended bladders and a range of other uro-gynecological problems are a consequence of deferring urination,'' it added
This project might help to solve the solid waste management and sanitation problem of BBMP to a great level. This project can be implemented in phases and Government can exempt it from tendering process underThe Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act, 1999 in the larger public interest of providing "Free to use Public Toilets project” A new concept is proposed for 2500 "Public Toilet Complex Ground plus one floor ” in Bangalore in which 1250 are woman only "Public Toilet Complex” is proposed with 12 feet by 60 feet or 12 feet by 90 feet 12 feet by 110 feet 12 feet by 150 feet land depending on location for eachPublic Toilet Complex” on a 35 year lease period to be given by BBMP free andis based on two toilets one for woman and one for male and two shops one ATM and another sanitary martwith own bore well and solar power and AC and turbo water cleaning and Advertisement option on toilet walls.This project is proposed cumulative investment of about 1250 croreas at 2500 locations throughout Bangalore "Public Toilet Complex Ground plus one floor ” are planned andbased on "Swachhta Udyami Yojana” under which each safai karmachari/pourakarmika get 25 lakhs loan plus 15 lakhs for Sanitary mart and 15 lakhs for garbage lifting vehicleof about 55 or 50lakhs each on very low rate of interest of 4% for 10 year tenure under Central government schemefor Public Toilet . "Free to use Toilets project”: Joint Commissioner Solid Waste Management BBMP is requested to approve proposed2500 Locations "Public Toilet Complex (Ground plus one floor) under PPP where BBMP will provide free land on lease 12 feet by 60 feet or 12 feet by 90 feet 12 feet by 110 feet 12 feet by 150 feet land depending on location of Public Toilet Complex and pourakarmikas paid by BBMP and "Public Toilet Complex” constructed and maintained by Swachhta Udyami under agreed profit sharing ratio BBMP and Swachhta Udyami. Swachhta Udyami will sub-lease the office space in first floor and ATM and Sanitary Mart in first floor and front space wall for advertisement from which Swachhta Udyami will generate the income and repay the laon to central government. "Free to use Public Toilets project” submitted by BBMP Poura Karmikara makkala kshemabhivruddhiSangaha” Secretary Mobile Number 9071299319 and other SC ST associations .This proposed project is about Massive cumulative investment of about 1250 crore for Toilet Infrastructureat 2500 locations throughout Bangalore "Public Toilet Complex (Ground plus one floor) ” are planned as per Central Government "Swachhta Udyami Yojana” as around 2500 to 5000 SC ST pourakarmikas members of above organizations(Parents and Makkala organizations )each one of them will take about Rs 55 or 50Lakhs loan from NSKFDC New Delhi in collaboration with BBMP Poura Karmikara makkala kshemabhivruddhiSangaha” Secretary Mobile Number 9071299319and Bangalore Mahanagar Palike S C Workers co-op society Ltd. "Free to use Toilets project”: Joint Commissioner Solid Waste Management BBMP is requested to approve proposed2500 Locations "Public Toilet Complex (Ground plus one floor) under PPP where BBMP will provide free land on lease 12 feet by 60 feet or 12 feet by 90 feet 12 feet by 110 feet 12 feet by 150 feet land depending on location of Public Toilet Complex and pourakarmikas paid by BBMP and "Public Toilet Complex” constructed and maintained by Swachhta Udyami under agreed profit sharing ratio BBMP and Swachhta Udyami. Swachhta Udyami will sub-lease the office space in first floor and ATM and Sanitary Mart in first floor and front space wall for advertisement from which Swachhta Udyami will generate the income and repay the laon to central government .BBMP failed to consider "Swachhta Udyami Yojana - Swachhta Se Sampannta Ki Aur” of National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation and whereas it is happily giving Pay and use Toilets to vishal international Association ..BBMP should set right this anomaly.In India Pay and use Toilets are failure as people do not want to pay as many people arebelow the double poverty line and they cannot pay for Urination and Public toilets cannot generate income for payments for utilities bills and repayment of loans and very difficult to maintain them . The biggest challenge is clean toilets and it has been seen that public toilets are not maintained properly,. The civic body to include the design of toilets in the design phase of the roads itself in CDP . There should be clean toilets especially for women and children every 500 m.