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. <br> 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
Why Does India Need Accessible Toilets For The Differently-Abled? Because It's

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