Mr. Rajeev Kher

Organisation:

Saraplast Pvt Ltd

Location:

Pune

Problem:

Rural India faces sanitation problems beyond Western imagination. With its 1.25 billion inhabitants, nearly 800 million people in the country live without basic sanitation. Due to a major lack of toilets, some 600 million Indians are forced to defecate in the open. In rural India, this figure is as high as 65 percent. In addition to these shocking numbers, there are more mobile phones in the country than toilets.

Solution:

SARA PLAST PVT LTD also known as 3S (formerly SHRAMIK) its sanitation services brand is an eco-friendly waste management solutions company. Launched in 1999, 3s is one of the top 50 Impact Enterprises in India established to provide adequate sanitation and hygiene to live a dignified life. 3S India manufactures and services a wide range of portable and fixed sanitation products, services and complete solutions which include mains free restrooms, portable wash basins and urinals, bio toilets, polyethylene septic tanks, plastic and ferro-cement DRDO licensed bio digesters, and allied cleaning and waste management services pan INDIA. Hands on BOP impact company creating innovative practices and applications to solve one of India’s biggest problem of open defecation and improving hygiene and sanitation as an integral part of nation building and much recently the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan.

Scalability and Impact:

Started with an idea with 2 toilets. Today it is in 9 states, 400 plus people strong, 25 cr + turnover and leading the swachh bharat abhiyan brigade with portable toilets, FCBT and septage management. The industry’s potential to be about 20-25 billion dollar provided the government creates legislation and standards to stress the importance of sanitation. Our goal is to try and provide access to sanitation facilities to over half a million users every day in unserved settlements over the next 2 years

Requirements:

NA

Awards and Recognition:

3s has been recognised nationally and internationally with various awards for improving overall quality of hygiene management. Invited by former President of USA Mr. Bill Clinton for attending Clinton Global Initiative in New York City USA, 2010, 2011 Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) appointed 3s’ Rajeev Kher as the 1st Indian/Asian onBoard of Directors (2010-2013) Sankalp – Premiere Social Enterprise Awards. Winner in the health, water and sanitation space in India, 2010 Department for International Development (DFID), Govt. of United Kingdom awarded a grant through Business Innovation Facility to develop and scale the BOP model in sanitation Winner of India’s 1st ever CNN IBN India Positive Awards, 2012
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