In a bid to eliminate water wastage and provide a better hand-wash system, Nagpur-based startup Navyoni Technologies Private Limited will install 75 smart washbasins in 38 municipal schools in the city.
The project is in collaboration with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). Navyoni has been shortlisted in India’s Amrut 2.0 India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Startup Challenge of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. The challenge aims to identify and promote innovative and eco-friendly solutions to urban water issues.
The collaboration between NMC and Navyoni will not only make civic schools smart and hygienic but also save water. The smart basin model titled ‘Vajira’ has a touch sensor-based brass water faucet, IR sensor-based liquid soap dispensing stainless steel faucet, and a retrofitted washbasin made of acrylic solid surface. Its user detection system will switch on the product only in the presence of a person. It will immediately switch off the product once the user leaves.
As of now, four smart washbasins have been installed in Maharani Laxmibai Marathi Primary School, Pardi, and Dattatreya Nagar Marathi Upper Primary School, Bidipeth. The startup has given training to staff, students, and cleaning staff on the usage of the smart basin. Once completed, the facility will give a better and hygienic hand wash facility to 8,269 students and staff, and, on average, 600 to 800 litres of water will be saved daily.