Soon, Mumbai To Have Beautiful And Eco-Friendly Public Toilets

Soon, Mumbai To Have Beautiful And Eco-Friendly Public Toilets

Hey Mumbai, no more awkward situations when you suddenly need to pee while being away from home! The nightmare of public toilets is soon going to end and Mumbai will have some of the most luxurious, beautiful, well-designed and eco-friendly toilets, thanks to Mr. Sahej Mantri!

Sahej Mantri is the founder of a non-profit organization named Agasti which aims to make sanitation better and hygienic in and around Mumbai. The concept of the luxurious and eco-friendly toilets first struck his mind when he realized that poor sanitation is the primary cause of more than 88 per cent of the diseases in the world. While poor sanitation affects the entire village or city on the whole, it has adverse effects particularly on the poor. Sometimes, people also die due to the fatal diseases caused by poor sanitation which may lead a family to lose its sole bread earner. This harsh reality moved Sahej and that’s when he realized that he had to give it back to the society by improving the sanitation system in villages as well as cities.

Thus was born Agasti, an organization that will forever change the concept of public toilets and restrooms and save you from those awkward moments of having to pee in the open or controlling it till you reach home.

Source: Agasti

Source: Agasti

In Sahej’s words,

I spent some time in the city and realised that we don’t have any restrooms in places that require them. Women travelling for long distances have to rush to restaurants. Open defecation and urination is still prevalent across the city.

Agasti was born in January 2015 and has achieved a great deal within its mere one and a half years of existence. Although it had its own share of difficulties and crises, the determination and dedication of its founders have led to some remarkable and commendable achievements for the organization. Recently, Agasti opened two eco-friendly and modular restrooms at Teen Haath Naka in Thane and the Mulund Check Point. These toilets have been open for women who are the most affected by a lack of clean and hygienic public toilets in the city.

Rohan Chavan, the architect of Agasti restrooms, has put in great efforts to come up with the design and structure of the toilets. By investing serious thought and hard work, he has come up with a unique solution for the sanitary system that cleans itself and isn’t anything like the typical public toilets we see in the city today.


In Rohan’s words,

First, a Restroom is designed to keep itself clean. Second, Agasti maintains the toilets that we build. Third, We at Agasti realise that the entire concept of Restroom will fail miserably if our toilets stink even a little and hence we take good care to keep them spick and span. Fourth, at the cost of sounding pompous, they simply look better than any public toilet in the city.

After having taken the first step towards achieving their dream of developing the overall sanitation system of India, Agasti now aims to build thousands of such toilets and restrooms all across the country.

We hope they succeed in their mission at every step!

Pooja Kshirsagar is a full-time Copywriter, a passionate blogger and an aspiring novelist. She believes in the power of words and loves writing entertaining stuff and opinion-based articles.

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  • Smeet September 06, 2016 01.50 pm

    Thats great!!

    • Pooja Kshirsagar September 06, 2016 06.38 pm

      Yup 🙂

  • Sheetal (halo of books) September 06, 2016 02.27 pm

    That’s really nice!!

    • Pooja Kshirsagar September 06, 2016 06.38 pm

      Yes Sheetal 🙂

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      Hello, I am using WordPress since it is an SEO-friendly platform. In fact, the most recommended one for blogging sites! You may try to secure your WP account to prevent it from getting hacked. Try getting in touch with your hosting partner to come out with some solution. I am sure you will find a way out. Btw, keep blogging and have a good day!


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