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Mayuri Bhattacharjee

Founder & CEO, Loo Watch

Mayuri is a sanitation enthusiast and reviews public toilets. She discovered her entrepreneurial passion for sanitation after a terrible road trip and started Loo Watch in 2015. Loo Watch has launched an audit and certification for programme for loos.
She has done her Masters in Human Rights and holds a PG Diploma in Mass Communications. She loves cooking, short sentences and suffers from a serious condition called the 'Eternal Traveller Syndrome'. She hates bad loos and the screeching sound of chalk on blackboard. She can be reached at mayuri.b@loowatch.org

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Why Does India Need Accessible Toilets For The Differently-Abled? Because It's 2015

I've been reviewing public toilets in Kolkata for my non-profit Loo Watch for a couple of months. In the 25 toilets I've visited so far, there are no provisions to make them accessible to the differently abled or the elderly. I saw a public toilet in the shape of the Sydney Opera House and another shaped like a metro rail coach, but I did not find any grab rails or ramps. How much would it have cost to put such basic elements in these government-run public toilets?
18/11/2015 8:53 AM IST